Welcome to the Embassy of Bangladesh, Tokyo

Commercial Wing

Functions of Commercial Wing

  • Mandated to deal with matters relating to trade including export promotion, trade creation, trade expansion and facilitation of imports from Bangladesh to Japan
  • Helps in resolution of trade disputes
  • Provides information and assists Bangladeshi companies to participation in trade fairs
  • All investment matters
  • Transmission of information to the customs and other concerned authorities in Bangladesh
  • Acknowledging Bangladesh/Japan Governments rules and regulations those realties to trade and invest.

Trade & Investment

For Bangladesh, Japan is the 7th largest export destination in the world and the first in Asia. Two-way trade between Bangladesh and Japan stands over USD 3 billion (as of May2020). Exports from Bangladesh mainly include woven garments, knit goods and leather whereas imports to Bangladesh includes transport equipment, boats, iron and steel. Diversification of the export products is expected.

The number of Japanese companies that have invested in Bangladesh has risen to 305 and the Japanese private companies invested USD 386 million in Bangladesh (as of December 2019). Major Japanese large firms are likely to invest USD 6.4 billion to implement infrastructure projects in Bangladesh under the public-private partnership model.

Bangladesh has been actively participating in the trade fairs and seminars held in Japan including Fashion World Tokyo in Spring & Autumn, Asian Fashion Fair (AFF) in Tokyo & Osaka, IT Week Spring, in Tokyo and Tourism Expo Japan etc. Various business seminars/workshops are organized by the Embassy or jointly with other entities/reputable organizations. Most of the seminars are held during trade fairs.


Beautiful Bangladesh has been the common phrase to promote the attractions of tourism in Bangladesh. There are various dimensions of tourism in the country including the UNESCO World Heritage sites; Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat, Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur and The Sundarbans (for the mangrove forest). The country also has the longest unbroken sea-beach in the world, which stretches for about 100 km.

Activities of Commercial Wing in 2021

During 2021, commercial wing had nearly 100 business meetings with Japanese companies/entities both physical/online and top level Executives of Japanese Companies/entities also paid courtesy visit to the H.E Ambassador. In addition, to promote bilateral trade and investment, the following programs were organized;

  • Japan-Bangladesh IT B2B in January (More than 100 Japanese and Bangladeshi IT Companies participated)
  • Bangladesh Investment Promotion Webinar in February (Jointly organized with JICA, JETRO. BIDA and other entities, more than 200 Japanese IT Companies participated)
  • Bangladesh Seminar on Trade, Investment and Human resources in Shizuoka, Japan in June (more than 100 Japanese Companies participated)
  • Virtual Opinion exchange meeting with JBCCI Board Members in October (Embassy Officials and JBCCI Board members participated)

The Commercial Counsellor presented on Trade and Investment Opportunity in Bangladesh in the following programs;

  • Seminar in Okayama Prefecture in July
  • FEC Business Forum at Embassy auditorium in November
  • Bangladesh Seminar with JETRO in Toyo University in December

The Commercial Wing facilitated Bangladesh’s participation in the following fairs;

  • Fashion World Tokyo Spring at Tokyo in March
  • Asian Fashion Fair (AFF) at Osaka in April
  • Fashion world Tokyo Autumn at Tokyo in October
  • Inchem Tokyo in November

Contact Person:

Dr. Ariful Haque
Minister (Commerce)
Embassy of Bangladesh
3-29 Kioicho, Chiyoda ku
Tokyo, Japan
Email: commercialcounsellortokyo@gmail.com
Tel: 03-3234-5801 (Ext. 203)
Fax: 03-3234-5802