Publications by the Embassy
Please click here to download the Annual Publication by the Embassy Beaming Bangladesh.

Annual Publication Archives
Mujib Borsho will start from March 17, 2020
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman addressed at the UNGA
Please Click on Image for Details
Click on Image for details
Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman met with US President Gerald R. Ford on October 1, 1974 at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC
Click on Image to read the Notice
National Martyrs' Memorial (Jatiyo Smriti Soudho), Savar
Language Martyrs’ Monument (Shaheed Minar), Dhaka
National Parliament Building (Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban), Dhaka
Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh
After Presentation of Credential by H.E. Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin to the US President
Ambassador Ziauddin attends Iftar at White House on 6 June 2018
Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, M.P.​ and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Bangladesh Cricket Team in Washington DC 2014
  • Mujib Borsho will start from March 17, 2020
  • Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman addressed at the UNGA
  • Please Click on Image for Details
  • Click on Image for details
  • Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman met with US President Gerald R. Ford on October 1, 1974 at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC
  • Click on Image to read the Notice
  • National Martyrs' Memorial (Jatiyo Smriti Soudho), Savar
  • Language Martyrs’ Monument (Shaheed Minar), Dhaka
  • National Parliament Building (Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban), Dhaka
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh
  • After Presentation of Credential by H.E. Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin to the US President
  • Ambassador Ziauddin attends Iftar at White House on 6 June 2018
  • Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, M.P.​ and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
  • Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
  • Bangladesh Cricket Team in Washington DC 2014

Bangladesh nationals in the US are requested to register.

Purchase Wage Earner's Bond
and earn upto 12% Interest

Notices
05/20/2020 - Notice for Stranded Bangladeshi Nationals
Important Notice for Stranded...

05/18/2020 - Holiday on 20, 22 and 23-25 May, 2020
The Embassy will remain closed on 20 May...

Notices Archives


Sign up for our newsletter

For the current monthly newsletter, please click here. For information about upcoming issues, please enter your email address below:


Monthly Newsletter Archives



Subscribe to
      

The United States is Bangladesh's one of the most important trading partner, with about 17-18 per cent of its exports are being destined for the United States. Bilateral trade between the United States and Bangladesh was over US$ 8.2 billion in 2018. However, from the United States perspective, Bangladesh can be considered as a small trading partner, since Bangladesh was the 51st largest trading partner of the United States in 2018.

Bangladesh's major exportable items include woven apparel, knit apparel, miscellaneous textile products, cap, headgear, footwear, tobacco, snacks foods, furniture, ceramic, toys, plastic items, artificial flowers etc; while major importable includes raw cotton, chemicals, machinery and equipment, pharmaceuticals, aircraft, electrical equipment, iron and steel etc.

Despite high import tariffs in USA, the apparel based products from Bangladesh have made successful inroad in the recent years. About 90 percent of the total exports from Bangladesh to the United States are ready made garments.

Bangladesh's total apparel export in USA was worth $4.29 billion in 2010 and it reached to $5.40 billion during 2018. Bangladesh is the second largest apparel exporters to the United States after China.

At present, there are 91 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified green garment factories in Bangladesh, which is the highest in number in the world. Six out of the world’s top 10 LEED certified factories are located in Bangladesh. 25 out of 91 LEED certified apparel factories have achieved the highest certificate provided by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), which is the highest in number in case of platinum-rated garment factories in the world.

The wage rate increase in China and the safety improvement in the RMG sector of Bangladesh in the recent years have gained buyers’ boosted confidence in Bangladesh apparels, and the US buyers are increasingly leaning towards Bangladesh for sourcing the merchandise. US based brands and importers can avail the opportunity of low-cost but apparels of good quality from Bangladesh.

Bangladesh exports to the United States over the recent years are furnished below:

 

 

 

Though apparel sector still remains the principal contributor to the country’s export earnings, other sectors such as pharmaceuticals, ceramic products, plastic articles, leather products, footwear, agro-products, software development & IT solutions, light engineering products are emerging gradually. Some of the key potential products are as follows:

Leather products:

Because of the adoption of the latest technology with plentiful raw materials and competitive labour forces, leather products have been emerging as one of the key exportable industries in Bangladesh. Bangladesh produces one of the finest quality of goatskin of smooth grain pattern in the world. Many manufacturers of leather products produce various types of high quality leather products such as shoes, travel goods, fashion accessories, belts, wallets, hand bags, case holders, etc for overseas markets. At present, leather products are exported to as many as 60 countries.

Jute and Jute Products:

Bangladesh is the world’s largest grower and exporter of the best quality jute and jute products. Bangladesh has netted international reputation as the primary source of high quality jute. Traditional use of jute fiber includes production of bio-degradable bags and sacks for packing agricultural produces, minerals, fertilizer, cement, sand etc. Fine-count jute clothes are used as carpet backing and similar purposes. Some eccentric but high end jute products such as footwear, hand bag, wallets have been introduced and are exported to different countries now-a-days.

Agricultural Products:

Bangladesh is the fifth largest producer of vegetable and eighth largest producer of potatoes, fourth largest producer of sweet water fish in the world. The Government has given significant importance on the expansion of agricultural products and agro-based industries. Vegetables, fruits, aromatic fine rice, tea and other agro-based products are being exported to different countries. A number of processed agro-based foods such as spices, potato products, fruit juice, pickles etc. are being exported as well.

Light Engineering Industries:

Light Engineering Industries is coming up as one of the key area for expanding the industrial base for exports. More than a thousand light engineering units are in operation around the country with various products for daily life uses. Bicycle, battery, solar panel, electrical appliances & machinery, wires, optical & medical equipment etc. have emerged as potential exportable products.

Pharmaceutical Products:

Pharmaceuticals have emerged as one of the fastest growing industry in Bangladesh which are comparable to international standard. At present, Bangladeshi exports covering extensive range of pharmaceutical products to more than 100 countries including highly regulated markets. Along with conventional products, Bangladesh exports specific products such as HFA & CFC inhalers, suppositories, nasal sprays, injectable, IV infusions, etc. These products have been well recognized by the regulatory bodies by the importing countries.

Software Development and ICT solutions:

The software is developing as a thriving industry in Bangladesh with a progressive rises in export products. Bangladesh is now exporting software and ICT solutions to more than 50 countries around the globe, and most of them are developed countries. And the number of countries availing these services from Bangladesh is increasing every year. Export earnings from software crossed US$ 800m in 2017-2018 fiscal year from exporting software and providing ICT-related services like outsourced and freelance works. At this moment, the main destinations of Bangladeshi software products are USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, India and Japan. According to the recent reports, Bangladesh is the world’s second largest provider of outsourcing and freelancing services in the IT sectors immediately after India.

This industry is not only earning huge amounts of foreign currency, but it's also getting international recognition as a business hub for ICT and ITES products. Some software firms are performing extraordinarily well for the last couple of years and at present, at least 10 companies so far have achieved Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) at level three, while one company achieved level five.

Bangladesh News
No images for this article 05/29/2020 - Notice for Possible 2nd Repatriation Flight for Stranded Bangladeshi Nationals
After receiving requests from stranded Bangladeshi in the United States, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh...



No images for this article 05/20/2020 - Notice for Stranded Bangladeshi Nationals
Important Notice for Stranded Bangladesh Nationals Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington, D.C.  is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in the...



No images for this article 05/15/2020 - Special flight with 242 stranded Bangladeshis on board departs USA for Bangladesh
Special flight with 242 stranded Bangladeshis on board departs USA for Banglade sh



No images for this article 05/09/2020 - Departure DATE, TIME and AIRPORT of the Special Chartered Flight
NOTICE Special chartered flight’s departure date and departing airport It is learnt from the Oryx Aviation Ltd. that Qatar...



No images for this article 05/06/2020 - Clarification on and sample text for a "COVID-19 Symptom Free Certificate"
Clarification on and sample text for a "COVID-19 Symptom Free Certificate"



Bangladesh News Archives

The Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington, DC
3510 International Drive NW
Washington, DC 20008
USA
+1-202-244-0183 mission.washington@mofa.gov.bd

Due to Covid-19 situation, in case of remote working, contact via email is preferred.
In case of any emergency, please contact at the Embassy 'emergency only' contact no. (+1-202-740-6305)


Calendar of Events
November 2019
MTWTFSS
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930