Raise product quality to enter Japanese market, says envoy

The Japanese envoy to Bangladesh, Matsushiro Horiguchi, was exchanging views with the leaders of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) here Wednesday. He also said Bangladesh needs to remove its negative image to explore its tourism prospect and attract foreign investment, reports the daily Star.

In this regard, private sector could come forward side by side with the government to help the economic development of the country, he added. CCCI President Amir Humayun Mahmud Chowdhury urged the Japanese government for relaxing rules of origin for easier access of Bangladeshi goods to Japanese market.

He called upon the Japanese ambassador for measures to remove the deficit existing in Bangladesh-Japan bilateral trade by increasing the export of Bangladeshi garments, leather goods, jute products, frozen fishes and pharmaceutical items.

CCCI president sought Japanese help for construction of double rail tracks from Dhaka to Laksham on Dhaka-Chittagong section.

– END –


Another $25m IFC loan to a Bangladeshi company PRAN


International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector development arm of the World Bank Group, has provided yet another $25 million loan […]

Korean Export Processing Zone at serious risk


Instead of handing over the Korean Export Processing Zone (KEPZ) to the investor, the government of Bangladesh plans to take back […]

Dhaka needs to remove its rocky anti-FDI atmosphere

Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Yun-young

Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Mr. Lee Yun-young has said Bangladesh should come out from protectionism and open up its market […]

‘Welfare Associations’ to negotiate for rights at Bangladesh EPZ

The Government of Bangladesh today approved, in principle, draft of a labour law for Export Processing Zones (EPZ) with the provision […]

Return of GSP seems far off – a lot more must be done

Bangladesh’s progress in implementation of the National Tripartite Plan of Action on Fire Safety and Structural Integrity (the Action Plan) which provides a […]

Bangladesh halts shutdown of “unsafe” factories

The Bangladeshi government is refusing to shut down garment factories declared unsafe, following a row with independent inspectors over the […]