Bangladesh to Sign Free Trade Agreement with Thailand

24 April 2018

The Government of Bangladesh will sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Government of Thailand, according to Commerce Minister of the Government of Bangladesh Tofail Ahmed.

The FTA promises to boost trade between the two countries, which stands around $2 billion. Currently, Bangladesh enjoys duty free privileges for around 7,000 export products in Thailand. It is proposing to add jute and apparel items in the list of duty free exports.

The Commerce Minister is also urging the Government of Thailand to ease the visa regime for Bangladeshi travelers who go to Thailand for business and tourism.

Commerce Minister Ahmed spoke at the inaugural session of the Thai trade fair held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thailand Week 2018.

 

Related Link:

Bangladesh plans FTA with Thailand

 

Nepal and Bangladesh are set to sign an energy cooperation agreement to oversee electricity trade between the two...

Read More


The Ministries of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of Myanmar and Nepal have signed an MoU establishing a bilateral consultation...

Read More


The World Bank (WB) has recently released its latest figures for logistics performance. WB’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI)...

Read More


The Government of Nepal is awaiting Cabinet approval of the draft protocol of the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle...

Read More


The Governments of Bangladesh and India are considering development of "border haats" (border markets) in six new locations...

Read More


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to supporting the development of India’s East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC),...

Read More


The Government of Sri Lanka's Department of Commerce launched the Sri Lanka Trade Information Portal...

Read More