EXPORT COMPETITIVENESS FOR JOBS (EC4J) PROJECT
The Government of Bangladesh has made trade, investment, and sustainable development a top priority. Export diversification is a key agenda to continue to deliver on large-scale job creation in the tradable sectors. In line with this objective, the Ministry of Commerce is implementing the Export Competitiveness for Jobs (EC4J) project with support from the World Bank.
EC4J Project is supporting companies in four targeted sectors to address some of the key constraints they face in accessing export markets. These sectors are:
Companies, especially SMEs that are in the export market or have the potential and are aspiring to access export markets will benefit from the Project.
LEADING COMPLIANCE AND COMPETITIVENESS ENHANCEMENT
Programs to create ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND QUALITY (ESQ) AWARENESS
Establish MARKET LINKAGE, and conduct SECTOR BRANDING initiatives
Sector-specific SPECIALIZED TRAINING on compliance, sustainability, and green growth transformation
EXPORT READINESS FUND (ERF) – a matching grant to directly assist firms to improve and upgrade ESQ standards
FOUR STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY CENTERS to enable to access modern technologies, advanced skills, and relevant business development services
COVID-19 ENTERPRISE RESPONSE FUND (CERF)— supporting rapid repurposing of capacity to produce Medical & Personal Protective Equipment (MPPE) products on a sustainable basis