Term Paper - Prospect of Export Oriented Leather Industry in Bangladesh

Foreign direct investment, Manufacturing, Handbag


Our honorable teacher, Professor (Dr) Khondoker Bazlul Hoque, Department of Management Studies, has assigned me to prepare term paper on "Prospect of Export Oriented Leather Industry in Bangladesh". This is a term paper for our Course: International Business and Management (EM-527).

1.2Why chosen
As a country, we must emphasize more & more on our exports. Our export has been from garments, which now is now under threat in post GATT era. So, we must concentrate on other export industries like leather, pharmaceuticals, information technology, etc.

1.3 Objectives
The objectives of this term paper are:
1.To assess Leather industry of Bangladesh.
2.To findout worldwide leather export scenario.
3.To evaluate export prospect of our leather industry.

1.4 Methodology followed
Due to time constraints, mostly I had to depend on secondary data. Information sources that I've used, are: For Information, articles & statistics:
•Current Export Policy, Bangladesh Export Data: Export Promotion Bureau Web Site - www.epbbd.com

•Various World Statistics: International Trade Center (ITC), Geneva Web Site - www.intracen.org

•Indian Leather Export Data: Council For Leather Exports Web Site - www.leatherindia.org

•Relevant Articles in Newspapers & Internet

Besides, for industry information I've talked to personnel of some local leather goods companies.



2.1 Background
From time immemorial, the arts and crafts of Bangladesh are closely linked to our culture and heritage. Leather and leather products have always been a part of that heritage and after the emergence of an independent Bangladesh in 1971, the industry received a fresh momentum. Bangladesh started exporting crust and finished leather in early 80's and footwear and other manufactured leather goods during 90's. Export growth in this sector is highly encouraging. Export of leather and Leather goods (including...
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