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Bangladesh Plans to Lower Duties on Laptop Imports to Boost Software Industry

  • Bangladeshi government considering reducing duties on laptop imports
  • Aim is to make laptops more affordable for freelancers and students, and support software manufacturing industry
  • Currently importers pay 31% in import tariffs and taxes, including 5% customs duty
  • National Board of Revenue plans to reduce total duty and taxes to 21% for next fiscal year
  • Proposal includes increasing import duty to 10% and exempting 15% VAT at import stage
  • Finance Minister expected to unveil plan on 6 June with budget for fiscal year 2024-25


Note that this post was (partially) written with the help of AI. It is always useful to review the original source material, and where needed to obtain (local) advice from a specialist.


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