The government of the country answered the claims of the apparel manufactures y and reduced taxes at source on the export of products including garments.
Banglasdesh boost its exports. The Asian country, one of the biggest production hubs for the textile industry, has announced a tax reduction at source on the export of products including garments from 0.7%-0.6% for the current fiscal year.
Corporate tax on apparel manufactures has also been cut from 15% to 12% for fiscal 2019, according to Just Style. This movement plans to attract more investment and create future jobs in the sector.
The measure comes after a claim from the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (Bgmea), that demanded the government to contribute with tax in exports to fight the increase of production costs.
The exports of the Bengali textile and clothing industry generate 30 billion dollars every year, 16% of the total country’s economy GDP. The sector employs around four million workers in the country.