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FTA being prioritised for trade expansion: minister
Bangladesh gives the highest priority to free trade agreement for expansion of the country’s trade and export, Commerce minister said
BTRC may face investment arbitration soon
With the serving of show-cause notices on Robi and Grameenphone as to why their licences will not be cancelled for not paying the so-called ‘dues’, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has come closer to facing investment lawsuits.
FTA with US not viable: government study
Signing a free trade agreement with the United States will not be viable for Bangladesh if the US does not agree to enter into such agreement only on trade in goods, trade officials said referring to a government feasibility study.
International arbitration newsletter - July 2019 | Regional overview: Asia Pacific
Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea.
Dhaka to form body to negotiate signing FTA with Malaysia
Bangladesh will form a committee to negotiate signing Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Malaysia.
BIMSTEC leaders pledge to make a ‘peaceful, prosperous’ Bay region
Leaders of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation or BIMSTEC have promised to make a “peaceful and prosperous” Bay of Bengal region on the 22 years of inception of this grouping of seven countries.
Backlash against investor-state dispute settlement mechanism
Three investment cases brought against Bangladesh to the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes by foreign investors largely curved the regulatory powers of Bangladesh for public purposes.
Fresh move to sign FTA with Malaysia
Bangladesh will resume the long-stalled negotiation on free trade pact with Malaysia soon to pave the way for a greater trade and investment opportunities for both countries.
Bangladesh keen to sign FTA with South American trade bloc to promote export
Bangladesh has expressed it interest to sign FTA with South American trade bloc Mercosur at an early date to tap the under-exploited South American market.
Bangladesh plans FTA with South American trade bloc
Bangladesh is considering entering into a free trade agreement with Mercosur, a South American trade bloc, finding potentials for export of some major products produced in the country.
Bangladesh, Indonesia set to start PTA negotiation
Bangladesh and Indonesia are set to start a negotiation this month for signing a preferential trade agreement to boost bilateral trade
ICSID: How impartial is the main BIT arbitration forum of Bangladesh?
The very operational narratives of ICSID arbitrators inculcate an inherent bias towards foreign investors, who are overwhelmingly from European and North America.
BITs of Bangladesh: Are they national interest friendly?
Bangladesh has about 30 BITs of which those with international arbitration provisions tilt to protect corporate interests more than the national interest of Bangladesh as reflected in the Saipem, Chevron, and Niko arbitrations.
Enter into FTA with Russia, knitwear players urge Centre
Knitwear industrialists have urged the central government to enter into a free trade agreement with Russia, saying the former Soviet Union had given green signal to enter into such a treaty with Bangladesh.
No FTAs before LDC graduation
Bangladesh will graduate from the least-developed country bracket in 2024, three years after which free trade agreements will be crucial in maintaining its comparative advantage in international trade.
Local steel makers seek steps against low-cost import under SAFTA
Local steel manufacturers have demanded protection of locally made several types of finished steel products from uneven competition with low-cost commercial imports under SAFTA benefit.
Brazil keen to sign FTA with Bangladesh
The signing of FTA will open a new avenue for Bangladeshi goods in the Latin American country.
CEPA with Bangladesh can be template for enhancing trade in South Asia: Suresh Prabhu
India and Bangladesh have proposed early conclusion of a Compressive Economic Cooperation Agreement to boost bilateral trade and investment and set an example for giving a fillip to regional trade in South Asia.
India proposes free trade agreement with Bangladesh
India has proposed Bangladesh to consider negotiating a comprehensive free trade agreement with a view to promote two-way commerce and investments.
Joint feasibility study on FTA with Bangladesh
Next round of negotiations on Thai FTA in two weeks. Joint feasibility study on FTA with Bangladesh to be implemented soon.