The Ministry of Commerce, Government of the People’s
Republic of Bangladesh is responsible for overall trade
and commerce related activities of
Bangladesh. A brief presentation about the ministry is
given below :
Promotion and regulation of internal commerce.
Commercial intelligence and statistics and publications thereof.
Companies Act, Partnership Act, 1932, Societies Registration Act, 1860 and the Trade Organisations Ordinance, 1961.
Control and Organisation of Chamber of Commerce.
Companies Act, Partnership Act, Societies and Trade Organization Ordinance
Price Advising Boards.
Accountancy including Chartered Accountancy.
Cost and management Accountancy.
Matter relating to vested and abandoned commercial properties.
Export policies including protocols, treaties agreements and conventions bearing on trade with foreign countries.
Review export policies and programmes.
Regulation and control of import trade and policies thereof.
Trade delegation to and from abroad, overseas trade, exhibitions and trade representation in consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Purchase and supply of internal and external stores.
Transit trade through Bangladesh.
International Commodity Agreements .
Export promotion including administration of export credit guarantee scheme.
Tariff commission, tariff policy, tariff valuation, commonwealth tariff Preference, general and international agreements on tariff.
International trade organization including UNCTAD and GATT.
European Economic Community.
Quality control, standardization and marking of the agricultural products/animals products for the purpose of export.
Administration of Commercial Wings in Bangladesh missions abroad and appointment of officers and staff thereof.
Secretariat administration including financial matters.
Administration and control of subordinate offices and organizations under this Ministry.
Liaison with International Organisations and matters relating to treaties and agreements with other countries and world bodies relating to subjects allotted to this Ministry.
All laws on subjects allotted to this ministry.
Inquiries and statistics on any of the subjects allotted to this ministry.
Fees in respect of any of the subjects allotted to this Ministry except fees taken in courts.