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Bangladesh is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies

Welcome to ERA Exim & Trade International, your ultimate partner in investing and starting businesses in Bangladesh. We specialize in providing comprehensive investment services and support to both local and international investors who are looking to tap into the vast opportunities that Bangladesh has to offer.

At ERA Exim & Trade International, we believe in providing tailored solutions to our clients, ensuring that their investment needs and goals are met with precision and expertise. Our team of experienced professionals has a deep understanding of the local market, business environment, and regulations, and can guide investors through every step of the investment process, from market research and feasibility studies to business registration and operations.

Our services cover a range of investment sectors, including garments, pharmaceuticals, ICT, energy, and infrastructure. We understand that each sector has its own unique challenges and opportunities, and our team is equipped with the knowledge and experience to provide specialized services to each sector.

One of the key advantages of investing in Bangladesh is its large, young, and affordable workforce. With a population of over 160 million, Bangladesh has a huge pool of talented and hardworking individuals who can support businesses of all sizes. Additionally, the country's strategic location, improving business environment, and government incentives make it an attractive destination for foreign investors.

As your partner in Bangladesh, we provide a range of investment services, including market research, feasibility studies, business registration, legal guidance, project management, and post-investment support. We work closely with our clients to understand their specific investment needs and goals, and provide them with the guidance and support they need to succeed.

Investing in Bangladesh can be a lucrative opportunity for businesses looking to expand into new markets. With our expertise and experience, ERA Exim & Trade International is well-positioned to help investors navigate the complexities of investing in Bangladesh, and to help them achieve their investment goals. Contact us today to learn more about our investment services and how we can help you succeed in Bangladesh.

Why Invest In Bangladesh?

Investment Incentives

General Incentive 

To facilitate and encourage investment, the Government of Bangladesh provides various fiscal and non-fiscal incentives, privileges and facilities comprising of exemptions/reduction of corporate income taxes, reduced import taxes on capital machineries and raw materials, reduced VAT, provision of export subsidies and various other banking facilities and privileges. These incentives are subject to revision upon annually enacted Finance Act and individual Statutory Regulatory Orders (SROs).

Companies located in EZs/EPZs are entitled for different sets of incentive package of tax exemption.

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Sectors eligible for income tax reduction

Under Income Tax Ordinance 1984, section 46BB, newly established firms between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2024 belonging to the following sectors are eligible for reduced income taxes.

  • Citizen Charter Commercial (Bangla)

  • Active pharmaceuticals ingredient and radio pharmaceuticals

  • Agriculture machineries

  • Aircraft heavy maintenance services including parts manufacturing

  • Artificial fiber/manmade fiber manufacturing

  • Automatic bricks

  • Automobile

  • Automobile parts & components manufacturing

  • Automation and robotic design manufacturing including parts & components thereof

  • Barrier contraceptive and rubber latex

  • Basic components of electronics (e.g. resistor, capacitor, transistor, integrated circuit, multilayer PCB etc.)

  • Bi-cycle including parts thereof

  • Bio-fertilizer

  • Biotechnology based agro products

  • Boiler including parts and equipment thereof

  • Compressor including parts thereof

  • Computer hardware

  • Electrical Transformer

  • Furniture

  • Home appliances (blender, rice cooker, microwave oven, electric oven, washing machine, induction cooker, water filter etc.)

  • Insecticides or pesticides

  • Leather and leather goods

  • LED TV

  • Locally produced fruits and vegetables processing;

  • Mobile phone

  • Nanotechnology based product manufacturing

  • Petro-chemicals

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Plastic recycling

  • Textile machinery

  • Tissue grafting

  • Toy manufacturing

  • Tyre manufacturing

List of physical infrastructure facility eligible for Tax exemption under section 46CC of Income Tax Ordinance: (10 years)
  • Deep sea port

  • Elevated expressway

  • Export processing zone

  • Flyover

  • Gas pipe line

  • Hi-tech park

  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) village or software technology zone

  • Information Technology (IT) park

  • Large water treatment plant and supply through pipe line

  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal and transmission line

  • Mobile phone tower or tower sharing infrastructure

  • Mono-rail

  • Rapid transit

  • Renewable energy (e.g. solar energy plant, windmill)

  • Sea or river port

  • Toll road or bridge

  • Underground rail

  • Waste treatment plant

Other facilities and privileges

Accelerated depreciation:

  • The accelerated depreciation method for accounting income taxes can be availed for machinery and plants (if not enjoying reduced taxes).


Tariff refund or duty drawback facility

  • Tariff (if paid) refund on import of raw materials for export and plants used by an entity that does not enjoy tax exemption.


Bonded warehousing facilities

  • For export-oriented industries

  • For large import for local selling in certain items


Other facilities relevant to foreign investors

  • The Foreign Private Investment (Promotion & Protection) Act 1980 protects foreign investment from nationalization and expropriation;

  • Equal treatment of both local and foreign investment;

  • There are no restrictions on issuing of work permits for foreign nationals and employees related to projects;

  • Provision of transfer of shares held by foreign shareholders to local investors;

  • Royalty, franchise, technical know-how and technical assistance fees can be remitted;

  • Repatriation of invested capital, profit and dividend: Full repatriation is allowed for capital invested from foreign sources. Similarly, profits and dividend accruing to foreign investment can be transferred in full. Facilities are provided for repatriation of invested capital, profits and dividends.

  • 100% FDI, Joint Ventures, Partnerships, PPPs, Non-equity mode (technology transfer, licensing franchising, contracting etc.), and Foreign Lending are allowed;

  • 100% FDI or Joint Venture FDIs are allowed to participate in the primary and secondary stock markets;

  • Foreign Investors are allowed to have access to local banks for working capital requirements;

  • Intellectual Property Right is protected by law.

  • Bilateral and multilateral investment agreements ensure protection of investment.

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