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Bangladesh’s enormous labor market and cost-competitive business environment are making it an increasingly appealing place to invest. All of the nation’s industries, except for those in defense, nuclear energy, mining, and forest plantations, are open to private international investment. The garment and textile industries, agribusiness, energy, IT and outsourcing, and infrastructure are a few of the key industries that have profited from foreign direct investment (FDI).

The Bangladeshi government has also made a significant investment in the creation of export processing zones (EPZs), private economic zones, and special economic zones (SEZs), all of which are intended to attract foreign capital and business participation in particular industries from particular nations. For instance, Bangladesh is one of several hundred Japanese companies’ top picks for low-cost locations, and a special economic zone (SEZ) is being created for Japanese investors on 405 hectares of land in the Araihazar sub-district, about 32 kilometers from Dhaka.

The Bangladeshi government seeks to enhance the nation’s services and technology sectors, as well as the nation’s infrastructure and export-oriented businesses. Since Bangladesh is expected to lose its Least Developed Country (LDC) designation within the next five to ten years, there is increased urgency. The government of Bangladesh is eager to increase FDI to meet its developmental objectives and make up for any future loss of preferential market access.

Below are available business forms in Bangladesh.

Sole proprietorship 

The simplest sort of business structure in Bangladesh is a sole proprietorship. Since a sole proprietorship is not legally considered to be a separately incorporated entity, the owner and the business are considered to be the same. All of the company’s assets and liabilities are owned by the owner individually. Personal assets are not shielded from corporate risks and responsibilities. You have unlimited responsibility as a sole proprietor of a firm, which means that if your company is unable to pay all of its debts, the creditors it owes money to may pursue your assets. Most business owners are typically ignorant of this significant financial danger. The owner is liable for the company’s liabilities whether the company is sued or unable to pay its debts.


According to Bangladeshi legislation, a partnership shall have a minimum of two participants and a maximum of 20. A partnership agreement is required to open a bank account and apply for a business license. The Joint Stock Companies and Firms Registrar does not need the agreement to be registered (RJSC). The partners of a partnership are responsible for its liabilities.

In Bangladesh, there is no such thing as a limited partnership or limited liability partnership.


In Bangladesh companies are either –limited by shares, or ii) limited guarantee. Though technically conceivable, it’s uncommon to register an unlimited business.

A limited liability corporation is a business that is restricted by shares, meaning that its liabilities are constrained to the share capital. A limited liability corporation is a legal entity that can do business and is distinct from its members under Bangladeshi law. In a limited liability firm, the owners’ obligations are constrained to the company’s assets, and their assets are shielded from business obligations.

Both a private limited company and a public limited company are acceptable types of Bangladeshi limited liability companies.

Private limited company

A private limited company is a limited liability company in which the shares are held by less than 50 persons and are not available to the general public. Private limited corporations are the most common type of privately incorporated business in Bangladesh. A private limited company’s shareholders may be either natural persons, legal persons, or both.

The most modern, adaptable, and expandable form of business incorporation in Bangladesh is a private limited company. For serious businesspeople in Bangladesh, it is also the most popular type of company entity (as opposed to a sole proprietorship or limited liability partnership).