Bangladesh, India Commerce Secretaries Discuss CEPA

16 January 2020

The Governments of Bangladesh and India held a Commerce Secretary-level meeting on 15-16 January 2020 in New Delhi, India. They discussed the proposed bilateral Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), a free trade agreement to boost trade between Bangladesh and India. The two countries have undertaken a joint study to learn its potential benefits.

They also deliberated on other issues of mutual interest, including border haats, India-Bangladesh CEOs’ Forum, sharing of trade data, regional connectivity initiatives, harmonization of standards, upgradation of border trading infrastructure and facilitation of business visas.

Dr. Md. Jafar Uddin, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Government of Bangladesh, led the Bangladesh delegation. Mr. Anup Wadhawan, Commerce Secretary, Government of India, led the India delegation.

In preparation for the Commerce Secretary-level meeting, the 12th meeting of the Joint Working Group on Trade held was held on 13-14 January 2020. Additional secretaries conducted technical discussions on areas of interest between the two nations in this meeting.


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