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Enhancing of Indo-Bangla trade relation stressed

37Speakers at a seminar on Saturday made recommendations to enhance trade and commerce relations with India overcoming the existing barriers through discussion, as Bangladeshi products have a good demand in the neighboring country.
Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) and Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) jointly organized the seminar on “Rules of Origin for GSP, SAFTA, APTA, KPT and BIMSTEC: and their Application” here in the city.
They stressed on reduction of air fare, construction of warehouses in Sheula and Tamabil land ports along with Osmani Airport, elimination of para-tariff and non-tariff for export, timely dissemination of information about fairs and business on EPB website, sending of business delegation to different countries, accrediting of the testing certificate of Sylhet Agriculture University or Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, stimulating of the Monipuri entrepreneurs and providing of training to the entrepreneurs.
Abdul Moin, Director of EPB, made a presentation on the topic of the seminar where he highlighted different aspects of GSP, SAFTA, APTA, KPT and BIMSTEC.
He also informed there will be no bar on exporting betel-leaf from July 1. Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet M Shahidul Islam said a good numbers of products are being exported to India from Bangladesh.
“Seven states of India which are called ‘Seven Sisters” has a good communication with Sylhet that’s why this region is very much important for export of Bangladeshi goods,” he added.
Shahidul informed that both the countries are trying to overcome the existing barriers to boost the trade and economic ties.
SCCI President Salah Uddin Ali Ahmed presided over the seminar where representatives of EPB, Customs, Banks FBCCI, BSCIC and business bodies took part.?BSS