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BIMSTEC

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, or BIMSTEC, groups together Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The seven-country forum aims to achieve its own free trade area by 2017.

last update: May 2012


’India under cheap textile imports threat’
Though the end of the quota regime has made India a much sought-after destination in the textile sector, the industry here is reeling under fears of cheap imports from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
’India under cheap textile imports threat’
Though the end of the quota regime has made India a much sought-after destination in the textile sector, the industry here is reeling under fears of cheap imports from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Bangladesh-Nepal Economic Ties
Excerpts from the welcome address of H.E. Huyamun Kabir, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Nepal, at the Bangladesh Trade Fair, 8 October 2004
BIMSTEC Summit Declaration
Following is the text of the declaration issued at the conclusion of the first BIMSTEC summit here Saturday
BIMSTEC: New Asian free trade area up by 2017
Leaders of seven Asian nations at a summit here have endorsed the start of talks for a free trade pact by 2017, with Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra urging them to use their inherent strength to become more than just a ’small blip’ on the world’s radar screen.
Dhaka to finally sign BIMST-EC trade deal
Dhaka is finally going to sign the Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand — Economic Cooperation (BIMST-EC) Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

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  • BIMSTEC
    Bangladesh-India-Myanmar-Sri Lanka-Thailand Economic Cooperation (also includes Nepal and Bhutan)