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Bangladesh seeks US cooperation for implementing Trade Facilitation Agreement

Bangladesh seeks US cooperation for implementing Trade Facilitation Agreement

Bangladesh has sought the cooperation of the United States for implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) for expanding market access for Bangladeshi goods to the US market.

At the 4th meeting of the Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (TICFA) held in Washington DC yesterday, Bangladesh also made a special request for increasing duty-free market facilities in light of World Trade Organization’s Bali Ministerial decisions, according to a press release issued by the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington.

Bangladesh also requested the US to facilitate access of Bangladeshi nurses and midwives, and easy access to other service sectors in the USA.

A 12-member Bangladesh delegation, led by Secretary to the Ministry of Commerce Shubhashish Bose, participated in the 4th TICFA meeting.

Secretary to Ministry of Labour and Employment Afroza Khan, Executive Chairman of BEPZA Maj Gen Mohammad Habibur Rahman Khan, Bangladesh Investment Development Secretary Moinul Islam, Director General of WTO Cell Md Munir Chowdhury, Member of National Board of Revenue Prakash Dewan and senior officials of the commerce and the foreign affairs ministries were on the Bangladesh delegation.