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Dhaka’s negotiations with Kathmandu over PTA likely to face hurdles
The country’s negotiations with Nepal over the signing of Preferential Trade Agreement are moving at a snail’ space due to the difference of opinion on fiscal benefits.
Negotiating CEPAs: the challenges ahead
In recent times, the discussion on CEPAs has gained considerable traction in Bangladesh. Policymakers and trade officials have mooted the idea of signing CEPAs with a number of Bangladesh’s trading partners.
Japan not keen on joint FTA study
Japan has shown its reluctance to take forward a proposal by Bangladesh for conducting a joint feasibility study on the possibility to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries.
D-8 nations should sign PTAs
Nations of the D-8 should sign a much-needed preferential trade agreement to remove tariff and non-tariff barriers, ministers and entrepreneurs of the trade bloc said.
New agreement to increase Bangladesh-India trade
Bangladesh and India have begun talks on signing a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) to enhance trade relations.
Dhaka eager to sign free trade agreement with Colombo
Dhaka has expressed its keen interest to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Colombo to exploit the huge potential of bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
India, Bangladesh to sign economic pact over next five years: EIU
India and Bangladesh are expected to sign an economic partnership agreement over the next five years which will preserve trade rights for Bangladesh.
Nepal-Bangladesh trade pact stuck over other duties or charges
Nepali officials said a trade deal between the two neighbours was unlikely until the other duties or charges on listed goods is dropped to zero.
India, Bangladesh decide to move forward on feasibility study for comprehensive FTA
India and Bangladesh decided to move forward expeditiously on a feasibility study for comprehensive free trade agreement.
Dhaka, Delhi conducting study to sign trade deal
Dhaka and New Delhi are preparing a joint study report to sign a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) to boost bilateral trade and investment once Bangladesh becomes a developing nation.
Dhaka drops plan to negotiate FTA with US
The government has backtracked from a plan to propose the United States for signing a free trade area deal considering its lack of preparedness, an official says.
Bangladesh banks on preferential trade terms to boost export earnings
Bangladesh is increasingly emphasising bilateral preferential trade agreement and free trade agreement to boost its export earnings in the next three to six years.
Negotiations for FTA with Asean underway
Bangladesh has formally initiated negotiations with the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) to sign a free trade agreement.
NBR advises against deal in case Bangladesh has trade deficit
The revenue board has suggested refraining from signing any free trade or preferential trade agreements with the countries having huge trade gap with Bangladesh.
Dhaka to request Tokyo for joint feasibility study before signing FTA
Bangladesh will request Japan to commence a joint feasibility study on the signing of a free trade area agreement to help boost bilateral trade, officials said.
Bangladesh and US begin discussions in Dhaka to explore FTA option
Bangladesh and the US have begun discussions to explore possibilities of a Free Trade Agreement as part of efforts on economic recovery from the depths of the coronavirus pandemic.
Thailand hopes to sign free trade deal with Bangladesh soon: Outgoing Thai envoy
Thailand hopes to sign a free trade agreement with Bangladesh soon, outgoing Thai Ambassador to Bangladesh has said.
PTA with Nepal by this year
Bangladesh has demanded zero-duty benefit on export of 140 products to Nepal as both governments look towards finalising a preferential trade agreement (PTA) on the third week of next month.
Indonesia keen to finalize preferential trade agreement with Bangladesh
Indonesia has shown its keen interest to finalize the preferential trade agreement with Bangladesh, with an aim to boost bilateral trade between the two countries.
US rush to Bangladesh revs up economic race with China
The US has ratcheted up economic diplomacy with Bangladesh, holding its first high-level dialogue virtually and signing an open sky agreement in Dhaka as part of Washington’s blueprint to challenge China’s presence in the region.