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No Trade Union – Workers’ Welfare Associations at EPZ

Bangladesh Commerce minister ruled out the possibility of any further changes to the Bangladesh Export Processing Zone (EPZ) Labour Act 2014,  regarding Trade Union (TU) activities in the Bangladesh’s eight EPZs, employing 360,000 workers. He said this on Thursday in Dhaka while speaking to the media about the outcomes of his recent meeting with the European […]

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Board of Investment (BoI) will be replaced

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A new authority will replace the Board of Investment (BoI) and Privatisation Commission (PC) under a merger scheme, now underway at the official level. One of the main functions of the newly created authority will be to bring dynamism in wooing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Bangladesh. Official sources confirmed on Monday that the name of […]

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Dhaka needs to remove its rocky anti-FDI atmosphere

Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Yun-young

Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Mr. Lee Yun-young has said Bangladesh should come out from protectionism and open up its market for foreign investors through removing its anti-FDI (foreign direct investment) atmosphere. “As Bangladesh’s ‘enduring friend’, Korea wants to see more success stories through a stronger partnership with Bangladesh in the coming days overcoming all the […]

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‘Welfare Associations’ to negotiate for rights at Bangladesh EPZ

The Government of Bangladesh today approved, in principle, draft of a labour law for Export Processing Zones (EPZ) with the provision to allow workers to form welfare organisations to bargain for their rights. The approval of the draft law was given at a regular meeting of cabinet held at Secretariat with Prime Minister in the chair. A special […]

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Ministerialrat vom Bundeswirtschaftsministerium diskutiert bilateralen Handel und Investitionen mit Bangladesch

Bis vor kurzem bekam Bangladesch wenig Aufmerksamkeit aus Deutschland hinsichtlich des Handels und Investitionen. Das steigende bilaterale Handelsvolumen und die jüngsten Besuche von hochrangigen deutschen Beamten zeigen einen Trendwechsel. Der aktuelle (2. und 3. Februar 2011) Besuch von Ministerialrat Hans-Wolfgang Busch, Direktor für Wirtschaftsbeziehungen im asiatisch-pazifischen Raum des deutschen Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie, nach […]

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Keine Extrakosten für die Ausstellung der EU GSP Form A

Seit 1. Januar 2011 hat die EU eine neue Regelung für die Ausstellung eines „preferential certificate of origin GSP form A” für bestimmte Entwicklungsländer, wie z.B. Bangladesch, herausgegeben. Danach fallen in Bangladesch produzierte Textilien unter die neue EU GSP Regelung und können zollfrei in die EU aus Bangladesch exportiert werden, selbst wenn Sie unter Verwendung […]

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Korean Export Processing Zone at serious risk

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Instead of handing over the Korean Export Processing Zone (KEPZ) to the investor, the government of Bangladesh plans to take back […]

Dhaka needs to remove its rocky anti-FDI atmosphere

Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Yun-young

Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Mr. Lee Yun-young has said Bangladesh should come out from protectionism and open up its market […]

‘Welfare Associations’ to negotiate for rights at Bangladesh EPZ

The Government of Bangladesh today approved, in principle, draft of a labour law for Export Processing Zones (EPZ) with the provision […]

Return of GSP seems far off – a lot more must be done

Bangladesh’s progress in implementation of the National Tripartite Plan of Action on Fire Safety and Structural Integrity (the Action Plan) which provides a […]

Bangladesh halts shutdown of “unsafe” factories

The Bangladeshi government is refusing to shut down garment factories declared unsafe, following a row with independent inspectors over the […]

Yawning gap between pledges and delivery to Rana Plaza victims

Many Rana Plaza victims are yet to receive the promised compensation from the government and retailers, nine months after the […]