Prime Minister's Office
For more details, please visit: http://www.mincom.gov.bd/
The Ministry of Industries is primarily responsible for developing new policies and strategies for promotion, expansion and sustainable development of industrial sector of the country. The Ministry of Industries acts a facilitator of the private sector with a view to creating increased industrial activities in the country.
For more details, please visit: http://www.moind.gov.bd/
National Board of Revenue
The National Board of Revenue (NBR) is the central authority for tax administration in Bangladesh. Administratively, it is under the Internal Resources Division of the Ministry of Finance.
The main responsibility of NBR is to collect domestic revenue (primarily, Import Duties and Taxes, VAT and Income Tax ) for the government. Other responsibilities include administration of all matters related to taxes, duties and other tax producing fees. Under the overall control of IRD, NBR administers the Excise, VAT, Customs and Income-Tax services
For more details, please visit: http://nbr.gov.bd/
Ministry of Home Affairs
The Ministry of Home Affairs is mainly responsible for the maintenance of internal security and domestic policy. Besides it works to ensure the security to life and property, conduct rescue operations, investigate criminal cases, fights criminals and curb crimes and militancy. It contains two divisions, Public Security Division and Security Service Division.
For more details, please visit: http://mha.gov.bd/
The Ministry of Shipping encompasses within its fold shipping and port sectors which include national waterways, inland water transport, ports, ocean shipping, safety and environmental matters and the regulatory aspects of maritime shipping and maritime education. The ministry is responsible for formulating policies and plans on these subjects and facilitation of implementation of various projects. This ministry also supports the maintenance and expansion of viable, efficient and water-dependent transportation and communication systems as the cheapest way of economic activities in both rural & urban areas.
For more details, please visit: http://www.mos.gov.bd/
Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock
The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock works to promote the development of fishery and livestock sectors. The major functions of the ministry are the preparation of schemes and co-ordination of national policy in respect of fisheries, prevention and control of fish diseases, utilization of fish and fish wastes and development of fisheries resources and fishing, improvement and augmentation of aquaculture and cultivation of pink pearls and all matters relating to Marine Fisheries including permission for acquisition, licensing and monitoring of operation of fishing vessels including Factory Ship.
For more details, please visit: http://www.mofl.gov.bd/
The Bangladesh Bank performs all the functions that a central bank in any country is expected to perform. Such functions include maintaining price stability through economic and monetary policy measures, managing the country's foreign exchange and gold reserve, and regulating the banking sector of the country. Like all other central banks, Bangladesh Bank is both the government's banker and the banker's bank, a "lender of last resort". Bangladesh Bank, like most other central banks, exercises a monopoly over the issue of currency and banknotes. Except for the one, two, and five taka notes and coins, it issues all other denominations of Bangladeshi taka.
Bangladesh Investment Development Authoriy (BIDA) is the principal private investment promotion and facilitation agency of Bangladesh. The act mandated BIDA for providing diversified promotional and facilitating services with a view to accelerating industrial development of the country. BIDA’s present functions include i) Investment Promotion, ii) Investment Facilitation, and iii) Policy Advocacy.
For more details, please visit: http://www.boi.gov.bd/
Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority
The BEPZA is the official organ of the government to promote, attract and facilitate foreign investment in the Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZs). Besides, BEPZA as the competent Authority performs inspection & supervision of the compliances of the enterprises related to social & environmental issues, safety & security at workplace in order to maintain harmonious labour-management & industrial relations in EPZs. The primary objective of an EPZ is to provide special areas where potential investors would find a congenial investment climate free from cumbersome procedures.
For more details, please visit: https://www.bepza.gov.bd/
Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau
The Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Bangladesh, is a government agency operating under the Ministry of Commerce. Its task is the promotion of exports from Bangladesh and creating a climate that supports export activities. It is also tasked with the coordinating export development efforts, formulating and promoting the adoption of policies and programs to promote Bangladeshi exports, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating national export performance and analyzing export trends, carrying out promotional activities to promote product development & to support the expansion of supply side capacity and exploring markets abroad.
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC)
The Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) was established in February 1973 to promote the peaceful application of nuclear energy in the fields of Food, Agriculture, Health, Industry and Environment. It is also tasked with ensuring the safe use of nuclear energy and technology and monitors and promotes radiation safety nationwide. The BAEC also manages nuclear Research and Development programs on behalf of the Bangladeshi government and the development of indigenous nuclear expertise.
For more details, please visit: http://www.baec.gov.bd/
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA)
For more details, please visit: http://baera.portal.gov.bd/
The Department of Environment ensures sustainable environmental governance to help secure a clean and healthy environment. Through the fair and consistent application of environmental rules and regulations; guiding, training, and promoting awareness of environmental issues; and through sustainable action on critical environmental problems that demonstrate practical solutions and that galvanize public support and involvement.
For more details, please visit: http://www.doe.gov.bd/
Department of Agricultural Extension
For more details, please visit: http://www.dae.gov.bd/
Ministry of Agriculture
The function of the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) is to develop agricultural policies, plans, regulations, acts, etc. for sustainable agricultural development and for food sufficiency, provide support in developing new agricultural technologies to boost up agricultural production and coordinate with local and international trade agencies for marketing, monitor implementation of agricultural policies, plans, projects, programs and regulations, monitor distribution of agricultural inputs and subsidies and marketing of the agricultural products in local and international markets, provide administrative and policy support to MOA agencies for the planning and implementation of the development programs/projects and coordinate with donors and development partners for funding and technical assistance.
For more details, please visit: http://www.moa.gov.bd/
Bangladesh Land Port Authority
The activities of the Bangladesh Land Port Authority includes formulating policy for development, management expansion, operation and maintenance of all land ports; engaging operators for receiving, maintaining and dispatching cargoes at land ports; preparing Schedule of tariffs, tolls, rates and fees chargeable to the port users having prior approval of the government; executing contracts with any person to fulfill the objectives of the Act.
For more details, please visit: www.bsbk.gov.bd/index.php
The BTC is the designated authority to investigate complaints of dumping, the importation of subsidized products and safeguard measures for sudden import surge. It has the statutory authority to recommend the imposition of antidumping duties in cases of importation of products at dumped prices and countervailing measures in cases of importation of subsidized products. It can also recommend safeguard measures against any sudden surge of imports. The Commission offers advice and assistance in the event Bangladeshi exports are threatened with or actually affected by the imposition of contingency measures in overseas markets.
For more details, please visit: http://www.btc.gov.bd
Department of Explosives
It is an attached Department of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Government of Bangladesh.The Department of Explosives is the administrative authority for questions relating to commercial explosives, flammables and unfired pressure vessels.
For more details, please visit: http://www.explosives.gov.bd/
Bangladesh Directorate General of Drug Administration
The Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) is a division of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. It performs the function of a Drug Regulatory Authority within Bangladesh and supervises and implements all of Bangladesh’s Drug Regulations. The DGDA also advises the Drug and Medicines Licensing Authority and makes recommendations to the authority on matters related to drugs and medicines.
For more details, please visit: www.dgda.gov.bd
Office of the Chief Controller of Exports and Imports (CCI&E )
The Port of Chittagong is the principal seaport of Bangladesh and handles about 92% of import-export trade of the country. The Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) is a basic services provider to the shipping industry and focuses on providing necessary services and facilities to the port users efficiently and effectively at a competitive price.
For more details, please visit: http://portal.cpa.gov.bd/
Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI)
Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI), the only National Standards body of Bangladesh, is playing an important role in developing and Promoting Industrial Standardization. BSTI is entrusted with the responsibility of formulation of national Standards of industrial, food and chemical products keeping in view the regional and international standards. It is responsible for the quality control of the products which are ensured as per specific national standards made by the technical committees formed by BSTI. The agency is also responsible for the implementation of the metric system and to oversee the accuracy of weights and measures in the country.
For more details, please visit: http://www.bsti.gov.bd/
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA)
The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) exists to protect and promote the interests of the Bangladesh Garment industry. It maintains liaison with foreign buyers, business associations and Chambers of Commerce, organizes trade missions to explore new markets and to facilitate trade in existing markets, organizes seminars for recommendations government policies, promotes activities and projects to ensure workers’ rights, social and environmental compliance and welfare.
For more details, please visit: http://www.bgmea.com.bd/
Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA)
Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BKMEA) was formed in 1996 to promote the interests of the knitwear industry. Today it is an association of about 1700 knitwear manufacturers and exporters and together they represent the largest export earning sector of the country.BKMEA's provides some services to its members. These are product & market promotion, social compliance, Research & development, productivity improvement arbitration, one stop service point regarding ud/up and other necessary services at the shortest possible time.
For more details, please visit: www.bkmea.com
Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI), was established in 1958 under companies Act 1913. Its membership consists of industrial conglomerates, manufacturers, importers, exporters and traders mostly of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The main objectives of DCCI are to promote private sector enterprises and businesses with advocacy, awareness and policy inputs to government.