Unlike many of its South Asian neighbors, Bangladesh has been experiencing a continuously increasing GDP growth rate for the last five years – driven by strong consumption and public investment, recovery of apparel exports and high remittance growth. The Government has created liberal investment and business operation policies regarding taxation, import duties and work documentation among others, in a manner that encourages greater foreign investment in the secondary and tertiary sector.

Drawing lessons from the Chinese economic success story, Bangladesh is promoting industrialization by setting up Special Economic Zones across the country, while attracting investments through investment friendly policies like tax holidays. The policy focuses heavily on thrust sectors that are primarily export oriented such as agro-based industries and manufacturers that specialize in ICT, artificial flower-making, electronics, frozen food, jute goods, jewelry, leather, oil, gas, textiles, construction and tourism.

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