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Bangladesh Export Processing Zones

 

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About BEPZA

 In order to stimulate rapid economic growth of the country, particularly through industrialization, the government has adopted an ‘Open Door Policy’ to attract foreign investment to Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) is the official organ of the government to promote, attract and facilitate foreign investment in the Export Processing Zones. The primary objectives of an EPZ is to provide special areas where potential investors would find a congenial investment climate, free from cumbersome procedures.
Objective
  • Promotion of foreign (FDI) & local investment
  • Diversifiaction of export
  • Dev. OF backward & forward linkages
  • Generation of employment
  • Transfer of technology
  • Upgradation of skill
  • Development of management

About EPZ

An export processing zone (EPZ) is defined as a territorial or economic enclave in which goods may be imported and manufactured and reshipped with a reduction in duties / and/or minimal intervention by custom officials (World Bank 1999). EPZ Provides:

  • Plots/factory BLDG in custom bonded area
  • Infrastructural facilities
  • Administrative facilities
  • Fiscal & non-fiscal incentives
  • EPZ attracts : foreign & local investment

Type:

  • A – 100% foreign ownership 205 (58%)
  • B – joint venture 49 (14%)
  • C – 100% local venture 98 (28%)

Bangladeshi EPZ’s at a glance

  1. EPZ-Chittagong
  2. EPZ-Dhaka
  3. EPZ-Mongla
  4. EPZ-Ishwardi
  5. EPZ-Comilla
  6. EPZ-Uttara
  7. EPZ-Adamjee
  8. EPZ-Karnaphuli

View EPZ’s location in map>>

 

 

List of Countries so far Invested

1.       Australia

2.       Bangladesh

3.       Belgium

4.       BR. Virgin Is.

5.       Canada

6.       China

7.       Denmark

8.       France

9.       Germany

10.     India

11.     Indonesia

12.     Ireland

13.     Italy

14.     Japan

15.     Kuwait

16.     Malaysia

17.     Marshal Island

18.     Mauritius

19.     Nepal

20.     Netherland

21.     Pakistan

22.     Panama

23      Portugal

24.     S. Korea

25.     Singapore

26.     Sri Lanka

27.     Sweden

28.     Switzerland

29.     Taiwan

30.     Thailand

31.     Turkey

32.     U.A.E.

33.     U.K

34.     U.S.A

35.     Ukraine

 

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