BD earns $41 billion from exports

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Oct 23,2018 | Updated: 00:59, Oct 23,2018

 
 

Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Monday told parliament that Bangladesh earned $41 billion by exporting goods during fiscal year 2017-18.
Bangladesh exported 744 goods and products worth $41 billion to 202 countries during the 2017-18 fiscal, Tofail said in response to a question of ruling lawmaker AFM Bahauddin at parliament.
Only 25 products worth $348 million were exported in 68 countries in 1972-73 fiscal, Tofail said at the scripted answer that was tabled in the session.
He said the to face the challenge of globalisation the government prepared export friendly and time befitting export policy in 2009-12, 2012-2015 and 2015-2018 aimed at ensuring Bangladesh’s position in competitive global trade along with speeding up export trade.
The government had been giving special cash incentive from two per cent to 20 per cent on 35 products with a view to ensuring export value more competitiveness, Tofail said.

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