Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed

June 21, 2017
June 21, 2017

Rice price to be declined by Tk 6 per kg: Tofail

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed tells the parliament that rice price will be declined by Tk 6 per kilogramme as the import duty on it has been reduced.

July 27, 2016
July 27, 2016

No negative message from foreign businessmen, companies: Tofail

The recent killing incidents of foreigners will not have any bad impacts on business in Bangladesh as the foreign businessmen have no plan to leave the country, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed says.

June 28, 2016
June 28, 2016

Tofail for keeping source tax on export at 0.6%

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed warns of new challenges for the country’s garments sector, suggested the government not to increase tax at source on export at this moment.

June 20, 2016
June 20, 2016

Security issues: 790 RMG factories shut down, says minister

A total of 790 readymade garment factories, including 39 export-oriented ones, are shut down following inspections under the supervision of Jatiya Udyog, Accord and Alliance, the commerce minister says.

June 9, 2016
June 9, 2016

Sugar price must stay below Tk 60: Tofail

The sugar price should not cross Tk 60 per kilogramme as there is a steady supply in the country, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed says.

May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016

Govt to export rice: Commerce minister

Government is considering exporting rice as the production has surpassed the required amount by 40-50 lakh metric tonnes at present, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed says.

May 15, 2016
May 15, 2016

15% VAT won’t be imposed at a time: Tofail

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed says the government will not impose 15 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on businessmen at a time.

April 17, 2016
April 17, 2016

No Accord, Alliance after 2018: Commerce boss

The government will not extend the period of two factory inspection agencies Accord and Alliance after 2018, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed says.

February 4, 2016
February 4, 2016

Commerce Minister promises investment friendly atmosphere

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed discusses Bangladesh’s ambitious plans to become a middle-income country by 2021 and how they’re going to do it.

February 3, 2016
February 3, 2016

Ticfa won’t be effective until GSP restored: Tofail

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed says the Trade and Investment Cooperation Framework Agreement (Ticfa) with the United States will not be effective until restoration of the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) for Bangladesh.