The Board of Directors of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) led by its President Ashraf Ahmed called on the State Minister for Commerce Ahasanul Islam (Titu) at the ministry on January 23, 2024.
During the meeting the State Minister for Commerce Ahasanul Islam (Titu) said that there is no shortage of production of essential commodities in the country but due to disruption in supply chain management, sometime we see lack of supply in the market. Later, for stabilization of market, he sought all out cooperation from the business community assuring full support to the businessmen from his ministry. He also informed that ‘handicraft’ has been announced as the product of the year and the government has taken initiative of promoting the project of “one village, one product” so that our non-traditional products can get access to the international market along with other traditional items. Regarding LC opening, the State Minister said that based on bank-client relationship and trustworthiness LCs are being opened regularly as our import continues.
DCCI President Ashraf Ahmed said Bangladesh has successfully signed and implemented of 3 PTAs with Bhutan, D8 and APTA and 2 FTAs with SAFTA and SATIS. Negotiations for 12 additional free trade agreement (FTAs) and preferential trade agreement (PTAs) and feasibility studies are underway with key partners that might soon get a success, he said. He further urged to mobilize efforts to expand coverage to other potential markets.
DCCI Senior Vice President Malik Talha Ismail Bari, Vice President Md. Junaed Ibna Ali and members of the Board of Directors were also present on the occasion.
Published on: 2024-01-23