Welcome to Business Promotion Council 

Business Promotion Council (BPC) is a product specific sector promotion council with a mandate for export diversification – represented by government organizations and trade associations having immediate stake on the identified sector.
It was a belief that, Export diversification can be achieved if enterprises are competitive in the international market. But to increase competitiveness enterprises need to be able to produce the appropriate product within right price, using the appropriate technology and should be compliant to the requirements of the buyers.

Message from The Minister

Tipu Munshi

Minister, Ministry of Commerce

Message from The Minister

Tipu Munshi

Minister, Ministry of Commerce

Business Promotion Council (BPC) is the apex organisation that coordinates the activities of a number of product-specific sector promotion councils. These councils are formed with a mandate for export diversification. BPC is spearheaded by Ministry of Commerce on a public-private partnership basis, as all the sector-based promotion councils are incorporated under the Joint Stock Companies as individual public limited companies. These are represented by relevant government organizations and private sector trade and industry associations having immediate stakes in the relevant sectors. See more…

Currently there are seven products based councils being operated under BPC; namely, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Leather Sector, Light Engineering Product, Fishery Products, Medicinal Plants and Herbal Products, Agro Products and Plastic Products. These sector councils are created in order to assist the country’s underperforming sectors with high export potentials. This is done by addressing various supply-side constraints with which those sectors were troubled with. BPC and its seven sector councils try to do this through building capacity of these sectors, organizing training and awareness programs, and providing assistance in organizing local and international fairs. Introducing new sector councils in the future for other potential export products is also under active consideration of the Ministry of Commerce. I believe BPC will be able to create a solid base for export product diversification, and thereby contribute in boosting the export of the country.

Message from The Chairperson of The Council

Tapan Kanti Ghosh

Secretary,Ministry of Commerce

Message from The Chairperson of The Council

Tapan Kanti Ghosh

Secretary, Ministry of Commerce

Business Promotion Council (BPC) has come a long way since the inception of ICT Business Promotion Council (IBPC) in 2003. Seven more products/sectors specific councils have been established since then. All these councils operate on the basis of public private partnership, receiving contributions mainly from both the government but also from the private sector through subscriptions made by the trade and business associations associated with the councils. A new sector council in the area of Plastic Products is also being established. See more…

BPC and its sector councils function effectively with an aim to connect Bangladesh with the global market and to diversify the country’s export basket through export development initiatives and effective partnerships so as to bridge the gaps at supply ends. Through the activities of these councils, global competitiveness for the underperforming sectors with high export potential is attained in addition to creating an enabling business environment and a condition for sustainability through enhancing productivity, quality, costing/pricing, and ensuring compliance and best practices, etc.

BPC’s overall objective is to ensure better coordination and seamless operations of all seven sector based councils through providing an administrative umbrella. BPC believes that identification of needs of these sectors at supply ends and provision of appropriate, however small, treatment will cause a multiplier effect for the national export promotion, and will, in turn, create immense scope for economic development for the country through creation of employment and generation of income.

Message from The Coordinator

Abdur Rahim Khan

Joint Secretary,Ministry of Commerce & Coordinator, BPC

Message from The Coordinator

MD. Abdur Rahim Khan

Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Coordinator, BPC

Business Promotion Council (BPC) is the apex organization that coordinates the activities of a number of product-specific sector promotion councils. These councils are formed with a mandate for export diversification. BPC is spearheaded by the Ministry of Commerce on a public-private partnership basis, as all the sector-based promotion councils are incorporated under the Joint Stock Companies as individual public limited companies. These are represented by relevant government organizations and private sector trade and industry associations having immediate stakes in the relevant sectors. See more…

Currently, there are seven product based councils being operated under BPC; namely, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Leather Sector, Light Engineering Product, Fishery Products, Medicinal Plants and Herbal Products, Agro Products and Plastic Products. These sector councils are created in order to assist the country’s underperforming sectors with high export potentials. This is done by addressing various supply-side constraints with which those sectors were troubled. BPC and its seven sector councils try to do this through building capacity of these sectors, organizing training and awareness programs, and providing assistance in organizing local and international fairs. Introducing new sector councils in the future for other potential export products is also under active consideration of the Ministry of Commerce. I believe BPC will be able to create a solid base for export product diversification and thereby contribute to boosting the export of the country.
Business Promotion Council (BPC) has come a long way since the inception of the ICT Business Promotion Council (IBPC) in 2003. Seven more product/sector-specific councils have been established since then. All these councils operate on the basis of public-private partnership, receiving contributions mainly from both the government but also from the private sector through subscriptions made by the trade and business associations associated with the councils. A new sector council in the area of Plastic Products is already established.

BPC and its sector councils function effectively with an aim to connect Bangladesh with the global market and to diversify the country’s export basket through export development initiatives and effective partnerships so as to bridge the gaps at supply ends. Through the activities of these councils, global competitiveness for the underperforming sectors with high export potential is attained in addition to creating an enabling business environment and a condition for sustainability through enhancing productivity, quality, costing/pricing, and ensuring compliance and best practices, etc.

BPC’s overall objective is to ensure better coordination and seamless operations of all seven sector-based councils through providing an administrative umbrella. BPC believes that identification of needs of these sectors at supply ends and provision of appropriate, however small, treatment will cause a multiplier effect for the national export promotion, and will, in turn, create immense scope for economic development for the country through the creation of employment and generation of income.