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2. Information for Dutch Companies

2.4 Business Organizations/Associations in Bangladesh

The Dutch Bangla Chamber of Commerce and Industries (DBCCI)

email: is the bilateral chamber with formal and constitutional approval of the Government of Bangladesh. Currently DBCCI has approximately 80 member companies registered. The main objectives of DBCCI are to service businessmen interested in bilateral trade and investment between Bangladesh and the Netherlands by (i) disseminating knowledge and information, (ii) organizing business delegation visits in both countries, (iii) promoting Bangladeshi products in the Netherlands and vice versa, (iv) helping in business disputes between companies from Bangladesh and the Netherlands, (v) organizing workshops, seminars etc to expand trade links between the two countries, and (vi) strengthening trade links between the two countries.


In addition to DBCCI, the following chambers and business associations can assist (potential) Dutch traders and investors with relevant (sectoral / regional) business information.

The BGMEA the Bangladesh Garments Manufacturing Export Association was established in 1977. BGMEA is the apex body of 3500 garment manufacturers and exporters, with the objective of ensuring a healthy business environment for mutually beneficial relationship among manufacturers, exporters and importers contributing to largest foreign exchange inflow from this sector. It has a broad range of activities to protect, promote and facilitate growth of this sector. It supports its members in all possible activities, maintaining relevant contact data base, organizing trade fairs, ensuring compliance issues, carrying out research and policy advocacy to the government. 

The BKMEA Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturing Export Association is an association of 1050 knitwear manufacturers and exporters. It has an extensive global network, primarily with its two major export destinations Europe and USA. Its services are product and market promotion, social compliance, research and development, productivity improvement, arbitration, etc. It has a section on business opportunities on its website which may be interesting for traders/investors.

The FICCI Foreign Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industries comprises of foreign companies having (at least 50% equity capital is foreign owned). Its tasks are to promote and protect the interests of its members, to render advice to the government of Bangladesh and its related agencies/authorities towards promotion of commerce, trade and industry of the country vis-�-vis the interest of foreign investors in general and those of the FICCI members in particular. FICCI maintains communication with the International Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Paris, International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva and the World Trade Organizaton (WTO), Geneva. The Chamber comprises of approximately 140 member companies representing a wide range of different industries, trading houses, service companies, banks and financial institutions.

The DCCI Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries has as a basic function the promotion and development of trade, commerce and industry with a focus to SME (small and medium enterprises). It prepares economic policy papers, organizes training courses, workshops, trade fairs, ad gives inputs to government policies relevant to import, export, investment, banking, insurance, annual budgets, etc and briefs on international and regional trade arrangements WTO, SAFTA, BIMSTEC, etc.

The CCCI Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industries is the pioneer Chamber in the country consisting of firms, companies, and corporate bodies engaged in trade and commerce in Chittagong, but also to protect and promote the trade, commerce and industry of Bangladesh in general.


Useful Contact Points


Contact Name/Title



Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA)

Brig. General Ashraf

Abdullah Yussuf

Executive Chairman

BEPZA Complex

House 19 D, Road 6

Dhanmandi R/A


Tel: 865-0058/9,

Fax: 967-0060


Board of Investment (BOI)

Mahmudur Rahman

Executive Chairman

Jiban Bima Tower

10 Dilkusha C/A

Dhaka 1000

Tel: 955-9378, 956-1430
Fax: 956-2312


Export Promotion Bureau (EPB)

Mir Shahabuddin Mohammad

Vice Chairman

TCB Bhaban (1st floor),  1-2, Karwan Bazar C/A,

Dhaka 1215

Tel: 914-4894,

Fax: 911-9531

Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry(FBCCI)

Mir Nasir Hossain.

Federation Bhaban

60, Motijheel C/A,

Dhaka 1000

Tel: 956-0589, 956-0102
Fax: 717-6030


Dutch Bangla Chamber of Commerce & Industry(DBCCI)

Asif Chowdhury


23/Ka, New Eskaton Road, (2nd floor)

Dhaka 1000

Tel: 835-9337
Fax: 835-9562


Metropolitan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (MCCI)

Kutubuddin Ahmed


Chamber Building

122-124, Motijheel C/A,

Dhaka 1000

Tel: 721-7410
Fax: 956-5212


Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI)

Hossain Khaled


DCCI Building

65-66, Motijheel C/A,

Dhaka 1000

Tel: 955-2562,

Fax: 956-0830


International Chamber of Commerce Bangladesh (ICCB)

Mahbubur Rahman


DCCI Building,

65-66, Motijheel C/A,

Dhaka 1000

Tel: 966-7273,

Fax: 955-7429


Foreign Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry(FICCI)

Mahbub Jamil


35/A, Purana Paltan Line,

Inner Circular Road,

Dhaka 1000

Tel: 831-9448,

Fax: 831-9449


Bangladesh Garments Manufacturer &  Exporters Association (BGMEA)

S. M. Fazlul Hoque


BTMC Bhaban

7-9, Kawran Bazar,

Dhaka 1215

Tel: 811-5597,


Fax: 811-3951


NBR (National Board of Revenue) Mr. Mohammad Abdul Karim, Chairman Shegunbagicha, Dhaka, Tel:9332881

Ministry of Commerce

Minister Mr. Hafiz Uddin Ahmand,

Bir Bikram, MP


Mr. Firoz Ahmad

Commerce Secretary

Bangladesh Secretariat, Building 3, 1st Flr. Room 136, Dhaka


P.S. to secretary: 7162826


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