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Bangladesh eagerly waiting for preferential trade agreement with Sri Lanka
Bangladesh is eagerly awaiting a preferential trade agreement with Sri Lanka and requires feels some kind of facilitation was necessary to take bilateral trade to the next level.
Dhaka to start negotiations with Colombo to sign PTA
The government will soon start negotiations aiming to sign a preferential trade agreement (PTA) between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka by July, in a bid to increase bilateral trade volume between the friendly nations.
FM, his Australian counterpart discuss progress on TIFA
Bangladesh and Australia are in discussion to sign a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) as the two countries want to take the relations to a new height shifting from development assistance to trade and investment.
Govt. takes policy on free and preferential trade deals
Bangladesh has adopted policy for executing bilateral agreements on free and preferential trade with different countries, says Finance Minister.
Experts urge selective protectionism as FTA with Malaysia returns to table
As a free trade agreement (FTA) with Malaysia returns to the table, experts fear local companies could lose business to Malaysian ones if duty-free market access is given in sectors where the latter has a competitive advantage.
FTA with Malaysia back on the table
Commerce minister says Bangladesh government will sign the deal with Malaysia should not be just for the duty free benefits on export but also for securing massive investments, according to economists.
Joint India-Bangladesh feasibility study on CEPA gains momentum
The first stakeholder consultation meeting of the joint study on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between Bangladesh and India was held.
Bangladesh, Indonesia for early signing of PTA
Bangladesh and Indonesia on Thursday stressed early signing of Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) within the ambit of which potential export items from both countries would be allowed to enter duty free, reports UNB.
Dhaka’s negotiations with Kathmandu over PTA likely to face hurdles
The country’s negotiations with Nepal over the signing of Preferential Trade Agreement are moving at a snail’ space due to the difference of opinion on fiscal benefits.
Negotiating CEPAs: the challenges ahead
In recent times, the discussion on CEPAs has gained considerable traction in Bangladesh. Policymakers and trade officials have mooted the idea of signing CEPAs with a number of Bangladesh’s trading partners.
Japan not keen on joint FTA study
Japan has shown its reluctance to take forward a proposal by Bangladesh for conducting a joint feasibility study on the possibility to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries.
D-8 nations should sign PTAs
Nations of the D-8 should sign a much-needed preferential trade agreement to remove tariff and non-tariff barriers, ministers and entrepreneurs of the trade bloc said.
New agreement to increase Bangladesh-India trade
Bangladesh and India have begun talks on signing a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) to enhance trade relations.
Dhaka eager to sign free trade agreement with Colombo
Dhaka has expressed its keen interest to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Colombo to exploit the huge potential of bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
India, Bangladesh to sign economic pact over next five years: EIU
India and Bangladesh are expected to sign an economic partnership agreement over the next five years which will preserve trade rights for Bangladesh.
Nepal-Bangladesh trade pact stuck over other duties or charges
Nepali officials said a trade deal between the two neighbours was unlikely until the other duties or charges on listed goods is dropped to zero.
India, Bangladesh decide to move forward on feasibility study for comprehensive FTA
India and Bangladesh decided to move forward expeditiously on a feasibility study for comprehensive free trade agreement.
Dhaka, Delhi conducting study to sign trade deal
Dhaka and New Delhi are preparing a joint study report to sign a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) to boost bilateral trade and investment once Bangladesh becomes a developing nation.
Dhaka drops plan to negotiate FTA with US
The government has backtracked from a plan to propose the United States for signing a free trade area deal considering its lack of preparedness, an official says.
Bangladesh banks on preferential trade terms to boost export earnings
Bangladesh is increasingly emphasising bilateral preferential trade agreement and free trade agreement to boost its export earnings in the next three to six years.