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Dhaka, Bangkok keen to explore FTA prospects to boost bilateral trade
Bangladesh and Thailand have agreed to seriously explore the prospects of an FTA (free trade agreement) to further enhance the bilateral trade between the two countries.
Push for free trade agreement between Bangladesh, Nepal
Bangladesh has suggested exploring the possibilities of Free Trade Agreement with Nepal to increase two-way trade.
Jakarta wants PTA with Dhaka by April
Jakarta is keen on signing a preferential trade agreement (PTA) with Dhaka by April this year. Sources said that the Indonesian Embassy in Dhaka has informed the Foreign Ministry regarding the issue.
CAB urges energy ministry for not signing Energy Charter Treaty
The Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) submitted a petition, signed by 25,720 persons, urging the energy ministry for not signing the Energy Charter Treaty as the signing of the treaty will affect the public interest and the nation’s energy sector.
CEPA negotiations likely to start in two months
Bangladesh and India are expected to start negotiations on the proposed Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement within the next two months, officials said.
PM stresses signing PTA, FTA with Latin American countries
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina emphasised signing preferential trade agreement or free trade agreement with Mercosur countries soon, as Bangladesh will graduate into a developing country in 2026.
US wants Bangladesh to join Indo-Pacific Strategy
The US has been persuading Bangladesh to join in the Indo-Pacific Strategy, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, commonly known as the “Quad”, and the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF).
Bangladesh, Japan to conduct feasibility study for signing FTA
Bangladesh and Japan jointly announced the launching of a feasibility study on the future signing of a Free Trade Agreement.
Businesses for signing FTA with Canada
Businesses in Bangladesh want the government to start the negotiation with Canada to sign the free trade agreement in order to retain the duty-free market access in the North American nation.
Bangladesh, Singapore sign first step to FTA
Bangladesh and Singapore on Wednesday signed a memorandum of cooperation in its first step to negotiating a free trade agreement and also find potential for trade and investment opportunities between the two countries.
Bangladesh, Singapore to start talks to ink FTA this year
Bangladesh and Singapore are expected to start negotiations soon to ink a free trade agreement within this year, aiming to boost investment and trade between the countries.
BD’s FTA with EU unlikely
The European Union envoy in Bangladesh ruled out the possibility of signing a free-trade agreement between the bloc and Bangladesh.
Steps for FTA with Japan underway
Bangladesh is working on getting either a free trade agreement (FTA) or economic partnership agreement (EPA) signed with Japan, the most promising export market in Asia, with the commerce ministry having already prepared a relevant memorandum of cooperation (MoC).
Further studies underway on joining RCEP
The Bangladesh Trade and Tariff Commission (BTTC) is conducting further studies on possible outcomes of the country joining the world’s largest China-led trade deal, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Dhaka wants revised list of products from Jakarta before signing PTA
Dhaka has sought a revised list of goods on which Jakarta can offer tariff concessions for Bangladeshi products before signing the proposed preferential trade agreement (PTA.)
Bangladesh keen to sign FTA with Malaysia: Finance Minister
Bangladesh is keen to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Malaysia, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said at a bilateral meeting with a Malaysian delegation.
Bangladesh, Cambodia look to boost bilateral trade
Bangladesh and Cambodia are likely to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to boost bilateral trade between the two Asian countries.
Discussions on India-Bangladesh Economic Partnership Agreement to begin soon: Modi
India and Bangladesh will soon begin discussions on a bilateral economic partnership agreement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on 6 September 2022.
Understanding the proposed Bangladesh-India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)
The proposed CEPA between Bangladesh and India has three dimensions: Trade in goods, trade in services, and investment.
PM okays major trade deal negotiations with India
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given her seal of approval to a proposal to begin formal negotiations towards signing the CEPA with India, according to sources in the know about the development.