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Bangladesh-EU cooperation issue to be discussed at investment summit today

| Updated: October 29, 2021 14:19:20

Bangladesh-EU cooperation issue to be discussed at investment summit today

Aiming to strengthen the economic ties between Bangladesh and the EU and find out bottlenecks of trade and investment, the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) and the Ministry of Commerce are set to organise a virtual event jointly on Wednesday afternoon.

As part of the day 2 event of the Bangladesh Trade and Investment Summit 2021, which was kicked off on Tuesday, the webinar styled 'Economic tie of Bangladesh & Europe: New Regulatory Regime’ will discuss the GSP+ facility for Bangladesh after LDC graduation in 2026, according to the DCCI.

Rizwan Rahman, President of DCCI, will give introductory remarks and a presentation while Tipu Munshi, Ministry of Commerce will address the event as the chief guest.

Momin Ud Dowlah, Chairman and Managing Director, Eon Group of Industries, Zaved Akhtar, CEO and Managing Director, Unilever Bangladesh Limited, Naser Ezaz Bijoy, CEO, Standard Chartered, Bangladesh, Yasir Azman, CEO, Grameenphone Ltd, Rubana Huq, Managing Director, Mohammadi Group & Former President, BGMEA will speak at the event.

With the call for investing in Bangladesh taking its competitive advantages, the ‘Bangladesh Trade & Investment Summit 2021’ began on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina virtually inaugurated the weeklong conference jointly organised by the government’s Ministry of Commerce and DCCI.

The investment summit includes nine sectors: underscoring critical enablers and avenues of the economy, demanding massive investments, especially in Infrastructure (Physical, logistics and Energy), IT/ITES & FINTECH, Leather goods, Pharmaceuticals, Automotive and Light Engineering, Plastic products, Agro and Food Processing, Jute and Textiles and FMCG (Fast-moving consumer goods) and retail business.

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