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Bangladesh confirms Sri Lanka FTA to be signed this year
Dhaka has been negotiating the FTA with Colombo since 2013 to increase trade now worth $80 million every year.
Cabinet approves interpretative notes between India, Bangladesh
The JIN includes the definition of investor and investment, exclusion of taxation measures, Fair and Equitable Treatment (FET), National Treatment (NT) and Most Favoured Nation (MFN) treatment, expropriation, essential security interests and settlement of disputes between an investor and a contracting party,
Dhaka, Ankara set to finalise ToR next week to initiate FTA talks
Bangladesh and Turkey are set to finalise terms of reference aiming to initiate talks over signing of a free trade area deal between the two Muslim nations, officials said.
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh consider a free trade agreement
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have discussed signing a free trade agreement between the two countries
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka agree to sign FTA
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have agreed to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) to boost bilateral trade.
FTA with Malaysia this year: Tofail
Bangladesh plans to sign a free trade agreement with Malaysia this year to boost bilateral trade, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said yesterday.
Dhaka decides to protest Delhi’s anti-dumping investigation
Dhaka has decided to protest the New Delhi’s action relating to allegation of dumping jute goods and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) by Bangladesh, officials have said.
Bangladesh pushes for free trade with Turkey
Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali has pushed for a free trade agreement with Turkey to expand trade ties
Sri Lanka completes feasibility studies for trade agreement with Bangladesh
Sri Lanka says a free trade agreement between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh could boost current levels of bilateral trade by seven-fold and such a FTA is in the works.
Dhaka, KL may ink FTA deal by June next year
Malaysia’s International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed has expressed the hope that Dhaka and Kuala Lumpur (KL) would sign a Free Trade Agreement between Malaysia and Bangladesh by middle of next year
Beijing proposes FTA with Dhaka
China has proposed negotiating a free trade agreement with Bangladesh
Bangladesh complacent in competitive global market
Bangladesh is, perhaps, the only country in the world which does not have any Free Trade Agreement with important trading countries.
BD to sign FTA with Czech soon: Tofail
Bangladesh government has decided to ink a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Czech Republic to expand trade and commerce with the central European country, said Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Monday.
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh plan Free Trade Agreement
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have begun exploring the possibility of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries, the Industries and Commerce Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Dhaka’s lukewarm response delays FTA signing with KL : Envoy
The planned free-trade agreement (FTA) between Bangladesh and Malaysia for enhancing bilateral trade and economic cooperation could not be signed for lukewarm response from Dhaka, the Malaysian envoy said Monday.
BD for economic partnership deal with Japan
Bangladesh on Saturday expressed its keen interest in concluding an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Japan.
Govt looks to sign FTAs with rich nations
The government plans to sign free trade agreements (FTAs) with developed countries to boost exports following similar moves by India, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said yesterday.
Writ challenging legality of TICFA filed
A writ petition was filed with the High Court in Dhaka Wednesday challenging the legality of the Trade and Investment Cooperation Framework Agreement (TICFA), signed recently between Bangladesh and the USA.
TICFA, political economy of US bilateralism and Bangladesh
It should come as no surprise that TICFA is not really an economic cooperation or development agreement, writes Mohammad Tanzimuddin Khan in Countercurrents.
Ticfa with US signed at last
The government of Bangladesh, after more than a decade of talks, yesterday inked the Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (Ticfa) with the US