Bangladesh garment exporters pay 644% more than official fees for required permitsBangladeshi apparel exporters often have to pay up to 650 percent or six times higher than the official fees to secure essential permits and renewal of licences due to “undocumented payments”, according to a new study by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD). Citing data collected from a business corporation, the study said the company paid 644 percent higher than the official rate for a boiler licence. For bond licences, it paid 261 percent higher, and as for the fire licence, the cost was 114 percent higher. The additional amount was 36 percent higher for factory establishment licence, 16 percent higher for trade licence, and 12 percent higher for export and import registration certificates, it said.