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Swedish IT firms interested in Bangladesh

Some of the top Swedish IT firms that have operations in the Indian city of Bangalore are interested in relocating to Bangladesh for lower costs of production, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said yesterday. To explore the relocation prospects, a delegation comprising top businessmen from Sweden is due in the country on March 11, the minister told reporters after a meeting with Swedish Ambassador in Dhaka, Johan Frisell, at the secretariat. Bangladesh is a good destination for investment for its good and...

Mamata: form joint business council to end disputes

Mamata: form joint business council to end disputes

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday proposed forming a joint business council for quick resolution of disputes in bilateral trade and investment. The proposal comes at a time when the business community in Bangladesh points at tariff, non-tariff and para-tariff barriers as hurdles to increasing exports to India. India had withdrawn all kinds of...

Bangladesh unlikely to lose out to India, Vietnam in garment trade

Bangladesh unlikely to lose out to India, Vietnam in garment trade

The proposed signing of the EU-India free trade agreement and Vietnam's joining the Trans Pacific Partnership are unlikely to have any negative impact on Bangladesh's garment exports, trade analysts said yesterday. At present, India and Vietnam are no challengers to Bangladesh in garment trade, Zillul Hye Razi, trade adviser of the European Union, said. The...

Nagorik Samaj’s proposal unrealistic, unacceptable: Tofail

Nagorik Samaj’s proposal unrealistic, unacceptable: Tofail

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today termed the proposal of dialogue by the civil society members as “unrealistic and unacceptable” and said no dialogue can take place with those engaged in “killing innocent people by violence”. Tofail, also a presidium member of the ruling Awami League, said this while answering a question during a press conference at his ministry office, reports the daily Prothom Alo. On Tuesday, Nagorik Samaj, a platform of the civil society members, sent three separate letters to the president, prime minister and BNP chairperson, requesting them to take initiatives from their respective positions for holding a dialogue to end the ongoing political crisis. Titled “National Dialogue to Resolve National...

Tofail, BGMEA refute Mozena's zero-tariff claim

Tofail, BGMEA refute Mozena's zero-tariff claim

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday refuted the US ambassador's claim that Bangladesh pays no tariff on the export of apparel products to the American market. “We are not getting any tariff facilities from the US," the minister said. Ahmed's comments came just a day after Dan W Mozena at a meeting at the National Press...

Govt to sit with stakeholders Oct 30 to finalise labour law rules

Govt to sit with stakeholders Oct 30 to finalise labour law rules

The government will sit with stakeholders on October 30 to finalise rules for implementing the amended labour law in the factories, as Bangladesh has already fulfilled majority of the conditions promised in the Sustainability Compact. “We have decided that to hold meeting of all stakeholders on October 30 in the labour and employment ministry to finalise the rules of the labour law, although the European Commission officials urged Bangladesh to finalise the rules by the end of December this year,” Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said at his secretariat office in Dhaka today. He was talking to reporters after returning from Belgian capital Brussels where he attended the first review meeting of...

147 get CIP cards

147 get CIP cards

The government yesterday awarded CIP status to 147 businesspeople in export and trade categories for outstanding performances in their respective fields during fiscal 2011-2012. Of the awardees, 101 received the status for exports of 18 types of products, while 46 will enjoy the status being the ex-officio members of the apex trade body --...

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Govt to consider CIP status for top taxpayers: Tofail

Govt to consider CIP status for top taxpayers: Tofail

The government will consider awarding the status of Commercially Important Person (CIP) to the highest taxpayers, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said today. The minister came up with the assurance in response to a proposal placed by National Board of Revenue (NBR) Chairman Ghulam Hussain on behalf of the taxpayers, who pay their tax regularly. The...

No plan to make formalin testing kit mandatory: Tofail

No plan to make formalin testing kit mandatory: Tofail

The government has no plan for now to make it mandatory for all shops to keep ‘Digital Formaldehyde Meter’ for examining formalin in fruits due to high price of the machine, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed told parliament this evening. Replying to lawmakers’ queries, Tofail said the National Consumers Rights Directorate is supposed to oversee...

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