The US has agreed to Bangladesh’s proposal for exclusion of issues related to labour laws, environment and intellectual property rights from the main text of a proposed trade and investment framework agreement the two countries are likely to sign some time this year.
The stalled talks for signing a trade and investment framework agreement between Dhaka and Washington will resume soon since the new Bush administration has already set its agenda for coming days, said sources in the government.
The government will not move ahead with trade negotiations with any party before the South Asian Free Trade Area (Safta) gets implemented on January 1, 2006.
The Bangladesh government will set up a free trade cell (FTC) soon with a responsibility to negotiate regional and bilateral deals with a view to protecting the country’s interests in trade-related issues.
Speakers at a business session yesterday said Bangladesh and Malaysia can strike a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) after taking into account the strengths and needs of both these countries.
Bangladesh Finance Minister Saifur proposed to initiate Bangladesh-Malaysia free trade agreement if sub-regional economic bloc among the OIC [Organisation of the Islamic Conference] member-states is not possible.
A report on the status of FTA fever in 12 Asian countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has expressed his keenness for early conclusion of bilateral free trade agreement between Bangladesh and Pakistan for further expansion of economic cooperation between the two countries.
Pakistan is keen to enter into a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Bangladesh to foster bilateral trade and economic cooperation, Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said here on Thursday.
The government has started a series of consultations with industries to have a clear-cut idea about the sectors that can enjoy the benefits of the SAFTA and BIMSTEC deals.
Bangladesh is set to sign its first bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) - with Morocco - despite reservations by its own research wing.
Excerpts from the welcome address of H.E. Huyamun Kabir, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Nepal, at the Bangladesh Trade Fair, 8 October 2004
Bangladesh is yet to make any clear headway in its bilateral talks in free trade agreements with India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka as well as trade and investment framework agreement with the United States.
A consultative committee on free trade has suggested the government to make urgent political decision regarding its position on bilateral free trade agreement (FTA).
Dhaka is finally going to sign the Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand — Economic Cooperation (BIMST-EC) Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
Bangladesh needs bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) with major south Asian nations to get maximum trade benefits from South Asian Free Trade Area (Safta), Commerce Minister Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury said yesterday.
India and Bangladesh have agreed on a time-bound programme to recognise each other’s certification of commodities like food products, agro-products, textiles and leather, in a bid to remove a major non-tariff barrier in bilateral trade.
The revised India-Bangladesh bilateral trade agreement is likely to be signed soon. The modalities for the agreement were thrashed out at a joint working group meeting of the two countries yesterday.
Bangladesh is set to sign a trade and investment accord with the US aimed to give bilateral trade and commerce a shape, as trade officials of the two countries sit at the commerce ministry today to thrash out some minor outstanding issues.
Bangladesh has agreed to sign the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) with the United States within the next two to three months.