Export Promotion Bureau (EPB)

Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) is a government agency of Bangladesh under the ministry of commerce, entrusted with the responsibilities of promoting export of the country. It was established in 1978.

Actually, EPB is a semi-autonomous organization under the ministry of commerce of Bangladesh. The affairs of the Bureau are administered by a board of management where the honorable Minister from commerce is the ex-officials chairman, 4 members reporting different chamber of commerce and trade associations and 9 high officials nominated by the government representing trade-related minister/department. Without its head office in Dhaka, it has three regional offices in Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi. In addition, there are three branch offices at Sylhet, Comilla, and Narayangonj.

Role of EPB –

  1. Proposing policy and selection.
  2. Assistance and advice to exporters.
  3. Marketing mission and buyer-seller conference.
  4. Training to the exporters.
  5. Participation in international trade fair.
  6. Maintaining trade information centers.
  7. Export Promotion.
  8. Export market.

The EPB consists of multiple divisions:

  • Policy and Planning Division
  • Commodities Development Division
  • Information Division
  • Fairs and Display Division
  • Administration and Finance Division
  • Textile Division
  • Statistics and Research Division
  • Information and Communications Technology Division.