Bangladesh Trade Facilitation

Ensure Export Compliance

  • To strengthen institutional capacities in maintaining importing country compliance
  • To enhance value and volume of export of agricultural products
  • To encourage export of potential non-traditional agro-items

Increase Value of Exports and Imports of Targeted Agricultural Products by 5%

Reduce Rejection of Export consignments by 25%

  • Establishment of International Trade Wing at Department of Livestock Services (DLS)

  • e-Contract Farming and Traceability system established for Mango and Potato

Vietnam has a product tracing system connecting 3,964 enterprises and 16,987 agricultural and food products

  • Department of Agricultural Extension
  • Department of Livestock Services
  • Department of Fisheries
  • Bangladesh Fruits, Vegetables & Allied Products Exporters’ Association
  • Bangladesh Frozen Food Exporter’s Association

What BFT is doing

Export of agro-products from Bangladesh is trembling around USD 1 billion for a few years. Despite having immense potential in multiple products, the exports are not getting momentum due to not meeting importing country compliances. In order to support agencies, traders as well as producers to meet compliances, BTF is taking interventions using tools like availability of information, technological advancement, institutional strengthening etc.

Some of the focus areas include:

  • Establishment of International Trade Wing at agencies to coordinate trade-related activities
  • Developing database of product and market-wise importing country requirement
  • Automated system for managing contract farming and traceability
  • Support  to develop necessary documents and guidelines for addressing  meat and meat products export compliance issues