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Dhaka to request Tokyo for joint feasibility study before signing FTA
Bangladesh will request Japan to commence a joint feasibility study on the signing of a free trade area agreement to help boost bilateral trade, officials said.
Bangladesh and US begin discussions in Dhaka to explore FTA option
Bangladesh and the US have begun discussions to explore possibilities of a Free Trade Agreement as part of efforts on economic recovery from the depths of the coronavirus pandemic.
Thailand hopes to sign free trade deal with Bangladesh soon: Outgoing Thai envoy
Thailand hopes to sign a free trade agreement with Bangladesh soon, outgoing Thai Ambassador to Bangladesh has said.
PTA with Nepal by this year
Bangladesh has demanded zero-duty benefit on export of 140 products to Nepal as both governments look towards finalising a preferential trade agreement (PTA) on the third week of next month.
Indonesia keen to finalize preferential trade agreement with Bangladesh
Indonesia has shown its keen interest to finalize the preferential trade agreement with Bangladesh, with an aim to boost bilateral trade between the two countries.
US rush to Bangladesh revs up economic race with China
The US has ratcheted up economic diplomacy with Bangladesh, holding its first high-level dialogue virtually and signing an open sky agreement in Dhaka as part of Washington’s blueprint to challenge China’s presence in the region.
Bangladesh-Bhutan PTA likely in December
A preferential trade agreement (PTA) between Bangladesh and Bhutan is expected to be signed in the victory month of December to boost bilateral trade.
Govt finalises draft of PTA with Bhutan
The government has finalised a draft of a preferential trade agreement (PTA) to be signed between Bangladesh and Bhutan within the next month.
Signing of PTAs: Dhaka plans to open talks with dozen countries
The government plans to start negotiations with a dozen countries including US and Canada for signing preferential trade agreements to help boost the country’s export earnings
Bangladesh, Algeria sign deal to raise bilateral trade
Bangladesh and Algeria had agreed to ink an agreement to increase bilateral trade and economic cooperation, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said.
FTA with Bhutan within a month: Munshi
Bangladesh will sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Bhutan within the next one month in a bid to increase bilateral trade with the landlocked country in the Eastern Himalayas, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said yesterday.
Revisiting BITs in the wake of Covid-19
Amidst the global risk of ISDS claims, it is incumbent to shed light on Bangladesh’s BIT structure and its feasibility to confront ISDS claims in the backdrop of Covid-19 regulatory space.
BD plans signing FTAs with African countries
The government has planned to sign free trade agreements, or FTAs,with some African countries, including Morocco, to boost the country’s export earnings, officials said.
Bangladesh, Bhutan to sign preferential trade deal
Bangladesh and Bhutan on finalised the terms and conditions for signing a preferential trade agreement (PTA) to increase bilateral trade.
Coronavirus halts PTA bid for months
The signing of preferential trade agreements with Nepal, Bhutan and Indonesia has been delayed for months as the economy is battling the global COVID-19 fallout, officials have said.
Indo-Bangla economic partnership: terms ready to launch jt study on advanced FTA
Bangladesh and India are set to start a joint study on the signing of an advanced free trade area deal under the banner of comprehensive economic partnership agreement, or CEPA, said officials.
BD-US trade: GSP gone, FTA not in near future
Early this month, the US-Bangladesh TICFA Council held its fifth meeting in Dhaka. Though there was no concrete outcome in the meeting, media reports suggest that Bangladesh expected some breakthrough in reinstating the GSP.
Bangladesh to sign Free Trade Agreement with Nepal
Bangladesh and Nepal have agreed to sign a Free Trade Agreement to enhance trade between the two countries.
India, Bangladesh hold discussions on joint study for proposed free trade pact
India and Bangladesh on Thursday held discussions on a joint study for the proposed free trade agreement and harmonisation of standards with a view to boost two-way commerce.
Cabinet lines up FTAs with Bangladesh, Turkey
Thailand and Bangladesh will kick off talks to establish a free trade agreement. The Thai cabinet has also approved a proposal to sign an FTA with Turkey.