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The circular of Bangladesh Bank in favor Brac Bank co-branded credit card limit extension issue
Declaration on Form-C for inward remittance on account of ICT related service
Enhancement of Exporters Retention Quota (ERQ) for export of ICT services
Remittances on account of IT related fees - Virtual Card
VAT Exemption on House Rent for IT-ITES Company
Circular of Bangladesh Bank on Import Remittance against purchase of software through eDelivery
AT Kearney - Global Services Location Index 2016
BASIS Overview
Bangladesh Software and IT Service Industry Overview
A T Kearney report on Bangladesh IT outsourcing
Co-Branded Credit Card Recommendation Form
Gartner lists Bangladesh as one of the top 30 outsourcing countries
Industry Statistics
Industry at a Glance
No. of Registered Software & ITES Companies 1000+
No. of BASIS Member Companies 705 (as of February 2014)
Approx. Revenue of Local Industry (incl. Export) (Does not include sales amount of imported software) US $ 400 million
Approx. Revenue from Software Tk. 790 crore
Approx. Revenue from ITES Tk. 1050 crore
Export (2012 - 2013) US $ 101.63 Million
No. of Exporting Companies* (Only registered companies. Does not include no. of freelancers) 160+
No. of Export Destination Countries 60+
Approx. No. of Human Resource Employed in the Industry 70,000 +
IT Industry in Bangladesh
Though the current size of Bangladesh IT Industry and software/ITES industry in particular is still lot smaller compared to the overall economy and the number of population (over 150 million), over the last few years the industry has grown considerably and is expected to grow at that rate for some time. It is estimated that during the last five years the average yearly growth rate of software & ITES industry has been over 40%. The growth has been driven by both good export trends in recent years as well as the growing IT automation demand in domestic market (local demand has been led by large automation projects by telecom, banking sector and export oriented garments/textile industry).
Currently there are over five hundred (1000+) registered software and ITES companies in the country employing over 70,000 ICT professionals. Out of these companies, around 60% are mainly domestic market focused while 40% are mainly export focused (significant number of companies work for both local and export clients).
Total estimated IT Industry Size: US$ 800 Million (including export)
IT Workforce in Bangladesh
No. of IT professionals working within the IT Industry : 70,000 +
No. of IT professionals working outside IT Industry (including business enterprises, govt. telecom, NGOs etc.): 35,000 +
Yearly no. of graduates from IT related subjects: 10,000+
Export Trends
Value of Export of Software and ITES from Bangladesh (Unit: Million US dollars)
Fiscal year Value of export
2004-05 12.68
2005-06 27.01
2006-07 26.08
2007-08 24.09
2008-09 32.91
2009-10 35.36
2010-11 45.31
2011-12 70.81
2012-13 101.63
Foreign Exchange Rules for Software Business/e-Commerce
Foreign Investment Incentive Policy
Information Security Policy for Financial Institutes
EEF (Equity and Entrepreneurship Fund)
Digital Bangladesh Documents
Other Govt. documents
Public Private Partnership (PPP)
Bangladesh Telecom Sector Report (by Asian Tiger and AMTOB)
Quality Practices and Certification
Electronic Government Procurement (e-GP) Guidelines
Mobile and E-Payment regulation
Finance Bill 2013 & Change in Definition of ITES
ICT Sector Study Bangladesh by Nyenrode Business Universiteit, The Netherlands
ICT Amendment Act 2013

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