The talks on further progress on the proposed Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between Pakistan and Vietnam are likely to take place in the middle of November this year, a diplomat said.
Thailand expects to begin talks on a free trade agreement (FTA) with Bangladesh next year.
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami has said that the proposed CEPA between two countries is a "win-win" situation and India is ready for negotiations as early as January 2022.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi and his counterpart Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Dan Tehan signed a framework on trade and investment between Bangladesh and Australia on Wednesday.
Dhaka has started the process to conduct a feasibility study on signing either a PTA or FTA with Singapore, aiming to further strengthen economic and trade ties with the Southeast Asian country, officials said.
Bangladesh has decided to join the world’s largest trading bloc, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), to stay eligible for duty-free trade facilities in the markets of nearly one-third of the global economies after it graduates to a developing nation in 2026.
Bangladesh and Australia are set to sign Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) aimed at bolstering bilateral trade by way of removing barriers and tapping potential, officials said.
Thailand is interested to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Bangladesh to increase bilateral trade as tariff and non-tariff barriers stand in the way of promoting business potentials between the two countries.
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.
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.
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.
Bangladesh has adopted policy for executing bilateral agreements on free and preferential trade with different countries, says Finance Minister.
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.
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.
The first stakeholder consultation meeting of the joint study on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between Bangladesh and India was held.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.