The Bangladesh Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Traders Association (BENDSTA), formed in 2020 is represented by all major ENDS (i.e. vape) importers in Bangladesh. Through the provision of credible knowledge and guidance, BENDSTA supports the independent vape trade and promotes constructive interaction between this industry sector and the scientific community, vapers, policy makers, and the general public. The association is dedicated to ensuring the import of quality ENDS products into the country and advocating for the rights and welfare of the importers. BENDSTA fosters research and manufacturing excellence in order to deliver a proportionate consumer regulatory landscape that adequately reflects the needs of vaping stakeholders and recognises vaping as a sector in its own right.
To establish the Bangladesh vaping market as one where independent businesses along the supply chain can be successful
To deliver policy which creates confidence in the products and the independent industry