Bangladesh Tea Association has been working as the only representative body of all tea estates of the Greater Sylhet and Chittagong districts. It is a non-profit organization that represents the interest of the owners and professional planters. The Bangladesh Tea Association and the Collective Bargaining Agents of the industry namely Bangladesh Cha Sramik Union (BCSU) and the Bangladesh Tea Estate Staff Association (BTESA) have been maintaining a congenial and productive relationship since its inception in 1948.
Bangladesh Tea Association serves as a bridge between the tea industry and other related industries, trade bodies, different Government Ministries and regulatory bodies. BTA also discharge its role in formulating policies and effectively liaising with the Tea Board, Government Ministries in matters of taxation, industrial finance, industrial law and other matters pertaining to the Tea industry.
BTA represents an industry which provides livelihood to 5 lakh people directly and in addition, another 5 lakh people indirectly who depend on the tea industry through transportation, packaging, tea trade and other ancillary services related to the Industry.