Trade Promotion Organization in Asia (Member Organizations)

Export Promotion Bureau (EPB)

A.H.M Ahsan
Vice-Chairman & CEO
Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), a national export promoting agency under Ministry of Commerce, is re-organized by the promulgation of a Presidential Ordinance in 1977 as a semi-autonomous body. This is administered by a Board of Management comprising of 22 members from both public and private sector. Hon’ble Minister for Commerce is the Chairman of the Board. Vice-Chairman is the CEO of this organization. The organization is functioning with its Head office located at Dhaka and three regional offices at Chittagong, Khulna and Rajshahi. Besides, there are three branch offices at Comilla, Sylhet and Narayanganj.
Main Activities
  • To coordinate implementation of Export Policy.
  • Exploration of markets for exportable products from various sectors abroad.
  • Collection and dissemination of information on export trade.
  • To Formulate & implement NETP (National Export Training Programme).
  • To provide assistance in developing products & Services for export market.
  • To compile, prepare and disseminate Export Statistics and analyze export trend .
  • To organize product specific international fair in Bangladesh including Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) and participation in international fairs abroad.
  • To produce & disseminate promotional materials such as publications, documentaries etc. on promotion of export.
  • To undertake projects for product development, adaptation, market promotion and diversification of export.
  • Enrolment of Exporters with EPB and issuance of tariff preference related certificate.
  • To dispatch trade missions abroad to find new markets and consolidate the existing ones.

Information of Organization

Name Export Promotion Bureau (EPB)
Status Government
Date of Foundation 1977
HQ Address TCB Bhaban (1st 4th and 8th floor) 1,kawran Bazar, Dhaka
Upper Organization Ministry of Commerce
Office 3 Regional office :Chittagong, Khulna and Rajshahi
3 Branch office: Comilla, Sylhet and Narayanganj -

Basic Information

Country/Region Bangladesh
(sq km)
Population (millions) 144.5
Capital Dhaka
Language Bengali, English as second language
Religion -

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