Leather and Leather Goods Sub sectors
Bangladesh has a long established tanning industry which produces around 2-3% of the world’s leather from a ready supply of raw materials. The country is therefore an established and attractive location to source and outsource the manufacture of finished leather products. The leather industry is ideally suited to Bangladesh with its abundance of labor and natural resources at internationally competitive rates.
Flourishing in this sector are finished leather and leather goods.
- Abundant, low-cost labor – ideal for labor intensive industry.
- Good quality domestic supply of raw materials, as by-products of the large livestock industry.
- Government support in the form of tax holidays, duty-free imports of raw materials and machinery for the export-oriented leather market, export incentives.
- Tariff and quota-free access to major markets such as the EU.