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  • Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi

    Withdraw anti-dumping duty on hydrogen peroxide: Commerce minister to Pakistan

    Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi today demanded that Pakistan withdraws the anti-dumping duty on export of hydrogen peroxide for greater bilateral trade between the two countries.

  • ASEAN the way to go: Experts urge Bangladesh to join free trade bloc

    Experts, including economists and business leaders, have suggested that Bangladesh sign free trade agreements with ASEAN countries to boost exports to the bloc.

  • Vessel carrying cement from Bangladesh reaches Tripura in first ever export trip through inland waterways

    A Bangladeshi barge carrying 50 tonnes of cement has reached Sonamura in the north eastern Indian state of Tripura two days after setting sail from Daudkandi, opening a new chapter in bilateral connectivity.

  • Bangladesh-Japan flag

    Graduation from LDC status: Govt urges Japan to extend zero-duty benefit on exports

    Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has called upon the Japanese government to extend the zero-duty benefit for Bangladesh exports to Japan for at least five more years after the country graduates from the least developed countries (LDC) status.

  • Bangladesh National Budget 2020-21

    RMG export: 1pc additional cash incentive to continue, source tax hiked to 0.5pc

    Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has proposed continuation of 1 percent additional cash incentive for the country’s garment export in 2020-21 fiscal year too, considering the economic fallout from Covid-19 pandemic.

  • RMG Readymade Garments Industry

    Indian clothing manufactures demand tax on Bangladeshi RMG imports

    Clothing manufacturers in India have asked the government to impose more duty on import of clothing items, especially from Bangladesh, to save their domestic industry.

  • RMG Readymade Garments Industry

    BGMEA engaging rights groups to ensure buyers pay local suppliers

    Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has been engaging different international rights groups to ensure that international retailers and brands pay local suppliers.

  • Crabs

    Coronavirus outbreak: Khulna’s crab, eel trade losing Tk 4cr every day

    Thousands of farmers and traders in Khulna region are incurring losses worth Tk four crore every day as crab and eel exports to China have been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

  • World Bank Group

    Bangladesh can boost exports with better logistics: WB

    To meet the needs of its growing economy and boost export growth, Bangladesh needs to improve its transport and logistics systems, the World Bank said in a latest report today.

  • Tyre manufacturing awaits a boom with Tk 3,000cr investment

    Bangladesh is on the verge of becoming a saturated market in tyre manufacturing by next year with the inclusion of some local and foreign conglomerates in the business. Apex Husain Tyre and Gazi Tyre

  • Govt allows 500 tonnes of hilsa export to India

    The government has allowed export of highest 500 tonnes of hilsa to India during Durga Puja.

  • LPG price in Bangladesh

    Omera, Beximco to export LPG to India

    Two Bangladeshi companies are set to export liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to the landlocked northeastern states of India. Omera Petroleum and Beximco LPG will export LPG to state-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), which will bottle and sell to consumers.

  • Exports smash record in July, fetch $3.89b

    Exports brought home record amounts in July, in a development that will bring a huge sigh of relief for the government battling sizeable balance of payments deficit.

  • Bangladesh second in export growth: WTO

    Bangladesh has achieved the second highest export growth globally over the past decade (2008-2018) and the highest among South Asian nations thanks to the spiralling apparel shipment, according to World Statistics Review 2019.

  • Exporters get a boost

    Exporters will now be able to issue the certificate of origin to enjoy the generalised system of preferences (GSP) facility in the European Union, instead of relying on the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) for the document.

  • Garment exporters call for faster customs service

    Garment exporters yesterday demanded a faster and more efficient service from the customs houses of Dhaka, Chattogram and Benapole ports as some of them are facing troubles in their business operations.

  • Export growth of Bangladesh in 2019

    Double-digit export growth in FY19

    The country’s merchandise export earnings grew by 10.55 percent year-on-year to $40.53 billion in the immediate past fiscal year riding on a high volume of garment shipment in a favourable external business environment.

  • Containers pile up at Ctg port

    Import-laden containers are piling up at Chattogram port mainly due to slow delivery as operations of factories and vehicular movement are yet to return to normalcy following the Eid vacation.

  • Gold import cost to drop under baggage rules

    The government may relax the baggage rules from next fiscal year to facilitate travellers to bring in gold bars and jewellery through the formal channel as it looks to curb smuggling.

  • Chattogram Port

    Cash incentive inadequate

    The government’s proposal to increase cash incentive by one percentage point for exporters is insufficient to jumpstart shipments from many sectors, said leaders of different trade bodies.

  • Exporters may get more cash incentives

    The government mulls over increasing the cash incentive for exports by one percentage point as it looks to motivate exporters to leverage the sudden opportunities presented by the US-China trade war. Currently, 26 sectors are provided with cash incentives ranging from 2 percent to 20 percent of their export

  • Bangladesh becoming major importer of US nuts

    Bangladesh is progressively becoming an important market for the US’s tree nuts, mainly almond, thanks to the country’s rising income and expanding food and beverage industry, said a report by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). “Consumers’ attitude towards nut consumption

  • Bangladesh Ready Made Garments

    Apparel export to US thrives on trade war

    Apparel exports to the US, Bangladesh’s single largest export destination, jumped 15.57 percent to $1.63 billion in the first three months of the year, which the exporters and experts attributed to the ongoing trade war between the US and China. Ready made garments was not in the list of the items

  • Exports fetch $3b in April

    Exports grew 2.69 percent year-on-year to $3.03 billion in April riding mainly on the higher shipment of apparel items, official data showed yesterday. Last month’s receipts, however, fell short of the government’s monthly target of $3.08 billion by 1.52 percent.

  • Vietnamese mangoes to be exported to US

    After 10 years of negotiations, Vietnamese mangoes have been licensed for export to the US.

  • All export, import items to be scanned : Kamal

    All the export and import consignments would be scanned before clearance to curb duty evasion, said Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday.

  • Export source tax cut effective from Jan 1: NBR

    Banks will have to deduct 0.25 percent source tax on exports of apparel and other items, except for jute goods, with effect from the first day of January, said the National Board of Revenue (NBR) recently.

  • Bangladesh ranked 41st largest economy in 2019

    Bangladesh 2nd largest economy in South Asia

    Bangladesh has been ranked 41st among the largest economies in the world in 2019, up from the 43rd position since last year, according to an analysis by a UK based think tank.

  • Shrimp exporters stare at bleak future

    Shrimp processors finished the first half of fiscal 2018-19 amid lower export receipts than a year earlier, with a revival in fortunes progressively looking unlikely in the second half, said exporters yesterday.

  • Export Policy 2018-2021

    Govt eyes $60b exports in 3 years

    The government has come up with a host of incentives including low-interest loans under the new export policy to facilitate receipts