The Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority (BEPZA) is an agency of the Government of Bangladesh. Politics of Bangladesh takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic Republic, whereby the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Its objective is to manage the various export processing zones in Bangladesh. BEPZA currently oversees the operations of five export processing zones (EPZ). A sixth zone is scheduled to open in the future.
The Government provides numerous incentives for investors for opening factories in EPZs. For example, new factories enjoy tax holidays for 5 years. Also, labour unions and other activities that are often viewed detrimental to productivity, are banned inside the EPZs.