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Bangladesh domestic and international trade laws

The laws listed below are the most relevant to business-related to domestic and international trade

Taxation, Customs & Revenue Laws

• The Customs Act, 1969
• The Finance (2008-09 FY) Act 2009
• The IncomeTax Ordinance, 1984
• The Travel Tax Act,2003
• The Value Added Tax Act,1991

Investment Related Laws

• The Bangladesh Economic Zones Act 2010
• The Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority Act, 1980
• The Bangladesh Private Export Processing Zones Authority Act, 1996
• The Foreign Private Investment (Promotion and Protection) Act, 1980
• The Investment Board Act, 1989

Investment Related Policies

• Bangladesh Private Sector Infrastructure Guidelines 2004
• Export Policy 2009-2012
• Import Policy Order 2009-2012
• National Tourism Policy 2009
• Plot Allocation Policy in BSCIC Industrial Estate 2010
• Policy and Strategy for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) 2010
• Policy Guidelines for Enhancement of Private Participation in the Power Sector, 2008
• Private Sector Power Generation Policy Of Bangladesh 1996 and revised 2004
• Renewable Energy Policy of Bangladesh 2009
• SME Policy Strategies -2005

Banking & Financial Institution Laws

• The Banking Companies Act, 1991
• The Financial Institutions Act, 1993
• The Money Laundering Prevention Act, 2009

Insurance Laws

• The Insurance Act, 2010

Trade, Companies, Commercial or Mercantile Laws

• The Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation Act, 1957
• The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution Ordinance, 1985
• The Companies Act,1994
• The Contract Act, 1872
• The Drugs (Control) Ordinance, 1982
• The Drugs Act, 1940
• The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
• The Partnership Act, 1932

Securities & Exchange Laws

• The Depository Act, 1999
• The Securities Act, 1920
• The Securities and Exchange Ordinance, 1969

Land/Property Laws

• The Registration Act, 1908
• The Transfer of Property Act, 1882

Imports-Exports & Shipping Laws

• The Bills of Lading Act, 1856
• The Imports and Exports (Control) Act, 1950
Labor and Industrial Laws
• The Bangladesh Labour Act, 2006
• The EPZ Workers Association and Industrial Relations Act, 2004

Consumer Laws

• The Consumer-Right Protection Act, 2009

Intellectual Property Laws

• The Copyright Act, 2000
• The Patents and Designs Act, 1911
• The Trade Mark Act, 2009

Foreign Trade & Foreign Exchange Laws

• The Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1947

ICT laws

• The Bangladesh High-Tech Park Authority Act, 2010
• The Information and Communication Technology Act, 2006

Public Procurement Laws

• The Public Procurement Act, 2006

Environmental Laws

• The Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act, 1995

Procedural Laws

• The Arbitration Act, 2001
• The Artha Rin Adalat Ain, 2003 (The Money Loan Court Act 2003)

Tourism Laws

• The Bangladesh Tourism Reserved Area and Special Tourism Zone Act, 2010

Fire Service Laws

• Fire Prevention and Extinguishment Act-2003

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