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12:00 AM, June 01, 2013 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:38 PM, June 01, 2013

Bangladeshi products in great demand in Bhutan

Envoy tells DCCI president

There is a very good market for Bangladeshi products in Bhutan, said Bhutanese Ambassador in Dhaka Dasho Dophu Tshering.

He made the observation when he met Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) President Matiur Rahman at his chamber office yesterday.

According to the Bhutanese envoy, the Bangladeshi products, including knitwear, pharmaceuticals, readymade garments, winter clothes and tea, have good market in his country.

Tshering also mentioned that there are huge and untapped potentials for bilateral trade relations between the two countries.

The bilateral trade, however, is in favour of Bhutan. In 2001-2002, Bangladesh exported goods worth 1.64 million dollars to Bhutan and imported goods wroth 3.92 million dollars from that country.

Narrating the existing trade relations, the DCCI president called for a balanced growth of trade between Bangladesh and the tiny Himalayan Kingdom.

Matiur Rahman said there is a good prospect for bilateral cooperation in trade and commerce, including tourism sector, between the two SAARC countries.

The Bhutanese envoy informed that his government has recently announced a policy to entertain foreign direct investment along with incentive packages.

He urged the Bangladeshi businessmen to avail of the opportunity. He advocated for frequent exchange of business delegations from both sides for further improvement of bilateral trade links.

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