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The Export Promotion Bureau Ordinance, 1977

( Ordinance NO. XLVII OF 1977 )

Functions of the Bureau
8. It shall be the functions of the Bureau-
(a) to suggest to the Government measures designed to provide efficient, adequate, economic and co-ordinated plans and policies for promotion of exports from the country by both private and public sectors;
(b) to explore and examine the potentials of export-oriented products within the country and help ensure quality control of all exporters; and
(c) to co-ordinate the export efforts of various private and public sector organisations within the country and provide necessary advice, information and assistance to such organisations so as to enable them to participate in, or increase their exports to, other countries.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions of sub-section (1), the Board may-
(a) explore and examine markets of other countries with a view to promoting export of raw, semi-finished and finished products from Bangladesh to such countries;
(b) establish such regional or other offices, branches, agencies, display and or sale centres within Bangladesh and, with prior approval of Government, abroad;
(c) establish with the approval of the Government, subsidiary organisations in Bangladesh or abroad for promotion of export of Bangladesh products;
(d) organise and arrange participation in industrial, trade and export fairs and exhibitions abroad;
(e) organise trade and export fairs within the country;
(f) undertake and organise publicity of Bangladesh export products abroad;
(g) perform such functions as may be assigned to it by the Government;
(h) appoint such committee or committees as it think fit to assist it in the formulation of policies and programmes and for efficient and expeditious execution of those policies and programmes;
(i) provide for training, studies, surveys, experiments or technical research; or contribute towards the costs of any such studies, surveys, experiments or technical research made by any other agency;
(j) impose any fee or other charges for services rendered by it;
(k) do all other things connected with or ancillary to the attainment of the objectives aforesaid.

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