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Bangladesh: Company perspectives – An ITC Series on Non-Tariff Measures (en)

Over 90% of Bangladeshi exporters are facing regulatory and procedural obstacles to trade.

A survey of 1,000 companies in Bangladesh identified long waiting times, administrative hurdles and lack of accredited laboratories in the country to be the main causes of the reported difficulties when exporting or importing. The report recommends upgrading domestic infrastructure and streamlining procedures, enhancing enterprise competitiveness and sector development, and improving transparency in trade and trade facilitation.