Bangladesh and Denmark enjoy excellent bilateral relations, which is characterised by friendly feelings and empathy, as is well reflected in the economic co-operation between the two countries in various sectors of our development. The common perceptions on almost all global issues have brought the two countries closer.


  • Avoidance of Double Taxation Treaty between the Governments of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Kingdom of Denmark- Ratified by Danish side on 12 Dec 1996. Status of the treaty: In force.
  • Agreement on the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments between the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and The Kingdom of Denmark. Signed in Dhaka on 5 November 2009. Ratification pending.

Bilateral Trade

Bangladesh’s export to Denmark amounted to US$ 664.02 million during 2015-2016 and the import payment was made US$ 71.30 million leaving a trade balance of US$ (+) 592.72 million. Over the last couple of years’ export from Bangladesh to Denmark has grown spectacularly, giving a rise to positive trade balance in favour of Bangladesh. 

Danish Investment in Bangladesh

Danish companies are investing in different industrial sectors in Bangladesh such as shipping, textile, light engineering and also in ICT sectors under DANIDA’s business-to-business promotion programme and through joint-ventures. More than 70 Danish companies have so far established their business in Bangladesh in the form of either Foreign Direct Investment or Joint Venture or setting liaison office in Bangladesh. According to the statistics of Board of Investment (BOI), in 2015, the FDI Net Inflows from Denmark was 19.80 million US$.

Danish Development Assistance for Bangladesh 

Bangladesh is listed as the ‘priority’ country in the Danish Government’s priorities for the Danish Development Cooperation. The future share of disbursements on the country frames for priority countries in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 are DKK 3,239 mil, DKK 3,808 mil. DKK 3,465 mil DKK 2,963 mil and DKK 2,314 respectively. In 2016, Danish commitments to larger programs in Bangladesh is DKK 300 million; 140 million in human rights and good governance and DKK 155 mil. In climate proofing and sustainable energy sector. 

Mission’s Priority sectors:

Green Agenda: Ever since the Mission started functioning in May 2015, to begin with, the Mission has been in touch with the ‘State of Green’ – a joint platform created by all major Danish stakeholders like Confederation of Danish Industry (DI), Danish Energy Association, Danish Agriculture and Food Council and Danish Wind Industry Association, gathering all leading players in the fields of energy, climate, water and environment and fosters relations with international stakeholders interested in learning from the Danish experience. The Mission is optimistic that with concerted effort and benefitting from the physical presence of the Mission we can start off with a level playing field in terms of the investment in, transfer of Danish experience, technology and knowledge to Bangladesh in a win-win setting.

Trade and Commerce: With compliance of labour issues, there are potentials to increase Bangladesh’s RMG export to Danish market and Denmark has undertaken several initiatives (like launching the Denmark-Bangladesh Strategic Sector Cooperation in March 2015, deploying an expert on occupational safety and health in the Danish Embassy in Dhaka) to assist RMG industry making further progress with particular focus on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH). Despite the relatively small consumer base (5.5mn) with high purchasing power, the export of our RMG may soon reach a saturation point, the Mission is optimistic as Denmark sits between other Nordic countries and rest of the Europe we may envisage to turn it into a hub for further growth of our trade and commerce with this region.

Information Technology: Denmark has emerged as a major destination for Bangladeshi IT products during last few years. As of now, 15% of our total IT products has found its way to Denmark. At present, seven leading Danish IT companies have direct investment (FDI) in Bangladesh. In addition, there are 10-15 companies who are working with Bangladeshi firms under joint venture cooperation. The Mission in Copenhagen can be instrumental to disseminate requisite information to Danish entrepreneurs and contribute building the bridge.

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