27 Sep 2023, 20:30

BFTI holds workshop on tax, VAT, customs

DHAKA, Sept 27, 2023 (BSS) - Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute (BFTI) has 
organized a five-day workshop for the officials of various government 
agencies, representatives of trade bodies and associations and also for the 
officials of import and export firms.

State Minister for Planning Dr Shamsul Alam graced the concluding session of 
the workshop yesterday which focused on tax, VAT and customs related issues.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Alam said that the government is prioritizing on 
efficient revenue management and building up business-friendly environment to 
graduate Bangladesh from the LDCs in 2026 as well as to transform the country 
as a developed nation by 2041.

He opined that skilled human resources are very much essential to build a 
firm revenue management.

The State Minister mentioned that the government has a target to raise the 
tax-GDP ratio to 10 percent in the current fiscal year (FY24).

BFTI CEO Dr Md Jafar Uddin said that the BFTI has been imparting training to 
both public and private sector officials on income tax, VAT, customs and on 
international trade. 

BFTI director M Obaidul Azam gave the address of welcome on the occasion. A 
total of 32 participants took part in the five-day workshop.

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