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 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 and Cambodia are likely to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to boost bilateral trade between the two Asian countries.
India and Bangladesh will soon begin discussions on a bilateral economic partnership agreement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on 6 September 2022.
The proposed CEPA between Bangladesh and India has three dimensions: Trade in goods, trade in services, and investment.
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.
Bangladesh will push for securing the benefits it enjoys under the SAFTA deal when negotiations on Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) start with India soon, officials say.
Policymakers and business leaders on Tuesday emphasised the implementation of a preferential trade agreement the member countries of the Developing-8 (D-8) signed to facilitate trade and investments among the eight countries.
An inter-ministerial meeting agreed that the county will join the RCEP. Bangladesh may send a formal letter expressing interest to join the trade bloc if there is political agreement within the country.
Bangladesh and Japan have discussed issues related to initiating a joint study towards concluding a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries.
Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki said both Bangladesh and Japan need to sign a free trade agreement as the majority of companies from both sides want such an engagement.
A uniformed guideline will provide Bangladesh with guidance in negotiating, signing, and implementing treaties aimed at encouraging free movement of goods and services
After the graduation to a developing nation, Bangladesh may take the initiative for holding discussions with ASEAN countries to sign free trade agreement, Philippine Ambassador said.
India’s Commerce Ministry has finalized the draft agreement for the proposed Bangladesh –India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.
Bangladesh is keen to clinch a Free Trade Agreement not only with India but also with Indonesia and Sri Lanka in a year.
Bangladesh now works vigorously to sign free-trade agreement (FTA) with ASEAN before LDC graduation to make up for loss of preferential trading facility following exit from the poor-country club.
The government is considering seven countries and two regional blocs as potential partners for signing free trade agreements to retain duty-free market access of Bangladeshi products after the graduation from the least developed country to a developing one in 2026.
Bangladesh is set to put forward a package of proposals, including the signing of Preferential Trade Agreement, with Nepal during the upcoming foreign office consultation, officials say.
Bangladesh is switching to a new set of policy guidelines titled ’Regional Trade Agreement (RTA)’ as the existing FTA regime is deemed obsolete for helping Bangladesh tackle post-graduation trade challenges.
Bangladesh and Japan would explore scopes for signing a free trade agreement for boosting bilateral trade, investment and economic cooperation.