Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said Bangladesh could export goods worth $3 billion to Turkey, if there was no duty barrier.
Now Bangladesh’s exports to Turkey stand at $1 billion, up from $400 million in 2010.
Kamal said this at a meeting with Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay in Ankara on Thursday, according to a statement of the finance ministry.
Oktay said Bangladesh can export the products that Turkey does not manufacture.
“We should do business without competing with each other,” he said.
Bangladesh can boost exports of ago-processed products to the Turkish market, according to the statement.
Oktay said Turkey is eager to invest in the leather sector of Bangladesh as the country is creating investment friendly environment.