This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-G3J3PB

UK clothing exporters unable to apply for export incentives in Bangladesh

in Bangladesh

Trade barrier summary

Apparel exporters in Bangladesh can receive a 4% cash incentive against exports to places considered non-traditional export destinations, i.e. countries outside the EU, USA and Canada. However, only “Type C” companies (100% Bangladesh owned and resident in Bangladesh) within the Export Processing Zones (EPZ) are entitled to this incentive.
As “Type A” (100% foreign-owned including Bangladesh nationals ordinarily resident abroad) and “Type B” (Joint venture between foreign and Bangladesh entrepreneurs resident in Bangladesh) companies within the EPZ are not eligible for the 4% rebate, this puts them at a disadvantage with Type C companies.

Sectors affected

  • Consumer and retail



Date reported

28 May 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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