Opportunities of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Bangladesh


Last 15 years, Bangladesh has been experiencing high GDP growth rate. With rising income, improving education, technology and economic growth, Bangladesh’s own market of 160m people is becoming increasingly attractive to business and foreign investors. The cost of doing business in Bangladesh has also significantly and visibly decreased in recent times. 


The following aspects can ensure the foreign investors of securing high profit for their investments and protection to their capital.


The Foreign Private Investment (Promotion & Protection) Act 1980 provides protection for investments made in Bangladesh.

All Bangladeshi products (other than armaments) enjoy complete duty and quota free access to EU, Japan, Canada, Australia and most other developed countries.

Bangladesh offers a most liberal FDI regime in South Asia, with no prior approval requirements or limits on equity participation and repatriation of profits and income in most sectors.

Bangladesh is a signatory to the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), USA; International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID); World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Bilateral agreements to avoid double taxation have been signed with major European countries including Belgium.


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