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Dhaka, Tokyo hold 1st round of negotiations on Economic Partnership Agreement
Firing the five-day first round of negotiations for the Japan-Bangladesh Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) held in Dhaka from 19 May to 23 May, both sides decided to work on scheduling the dates of the second round of negotiations through diplomatic channels.
Bhutan and Thailand set to finalise free trade agreement within two years
Bhutan and Thailand launched Free Trade of Agreement (FTA) negotiations last week in Thimphu.
Thailand looks to sign trade agreement with Bangladesh
Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai said on Sunday that Thailand and Bangladesh are now looking forward to expanding trade and investments after agreeing to initiate talks toward signing their first free trade agreement (FTA).
Bangladesh, Nepal stress finalizing PTA
Bangladesh and Nepal in a commerce secretary level meeting put emphasis on finalizing the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA), highlighting its significance in boosting bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Nepal.
Brazilian FM welcomes Bangladesh’s interest in Preferential Trade Agreement
Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira welcomed Bangladesh’s interest in reaching a MERCOSUR-Bangladesh Preferential Trade Agreement during a meeting with Bangladeshi foreign ministry officials in Dhaka.
Dhaka, Beijing will begin FTA negotiations soon
Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh said Bangladesh and China have exchanged the feasibility study reports on free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries last week, which he sees as a major development in Dhaka-Beijing economic and trade cooperation.
S. Korea, Bangladesh discuss ways to broaden economic ties
South Korea’s industry ministry said Friday it has discussed ways to broaden the economic ties with Bangladesh, including seeking a bilateral trade and investment promotion framework (TIPF).
Japan to start talks with Bangladesh on free trade pact: gov’t
Japan will start negotiations with Bangladesh toward signing a bilateral free trade agreement as part of efforts to boost economic cooperation with the South Asian nation, the government said.
Bangladesh seeks Belarus’s support to sign FTA with EEC
Bangladesh’s Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen has sought Belarus’s support for signing a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Commission.
UAE FM stresses signing of Cepa, activating JBC for economic partnership with Bangladesh
United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister emphasized the importance of signing the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement and activating the Joint Business Council for economic partnership with Bangladesh.
Dhaka-New Delhi negotiation on CEPA to begin this year
Bangladesh and India are expected to commence negotiations on the proposed CEPA within this year, despite New Delhi taking time for preparation. This move is part of Dhaka’s initiative to increase bilateral trade and investment with its second-largest trade partner.
Japan and Bangladesh to negotiate economic partnership agreement
Japan and Bangladesh are set to agree to launch negotiations for an economic partnership agreement as early as end of the month, with the countries aiming to seal the deal in 2025.
India takes cautionary stance amid Bangladesh-China trade bloc negotiations
India is evaluating the potential consequences before accelerating FTA negotiations with Bangladesh
Ministry eyeing FTA with Bangladesh
Thailand is keen to improve trade and investment relations with Bangladesh, with the aim of establishing a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries as soon as possible.
Bangladesh, India agree to conclude CEPA process
Bangladesh and India agree to wrap up negotiations on a much-vaunted comprehensive partnership forum by 2026, trying to give their close cooperation a further fillip.
CEPA talks with India may not begin this year
There is little possibility this year of the initiation of official negotiations between Bangladesh and India for the signing of a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.
Bangladesh postpones joining China-led RCEP, other blocs
Bangladesh will not join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), world’s largest regional free-trade bloc led by China, or any other grouping before the forthcoming general election.
Bangladesh and India discuss preparations to start talks for free trade agreement
Bangladesh and India have discussed preparations to start talks for a free trade agreement between the two countries to promote economic ties.
Go-ahead awaited for Bangladesh’s accession to RCEP bloc
The go-ahead is awaited from the prime minister’s office for Bangladesh’s accession to an emerging economic bloc encompassing the Asia-Pacific region that represents a third of world GDP.
Dhaka seeks comprehensive strategic partnership with Seoul
The two countries should explore the possibility of signing a bilateral agreement on preferential trade in the post-graduation period, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam said.