15th Bangladesh-India Joint Working Group on Trade Meeting

3 October 2023

The 15th Meeting of the Joint Working Group on Trade between Bangladesh and India was held on 26–27 September 2023 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It discussed several bilateral matters, including the following:  

  • Removal of port restrictions,  
  • Groundwork for commencement of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA),  
  • Harmonization and mutual recognition of standards,  
  • Supply of essential commodities to Bangladesh,  
  • Development of road and rail infrastructure,  
  • Regional connectivity through multimodal transportation,  
  • Creation and strengthening of infrastructure in Land Customs Stations, Integrated Check Posts, and border haats 

Mr. Vipul Bansal, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Government of India, and Mr. Noor Mohammad Mahbubul Haq, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, of the Government of Bangladesh, co-chaired the meeting.  

In the meeting, Bangladesh and India reaffirmed their commitment to deeper economic engagement, regional cooperation, and sustainable development. 


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