Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Saturday said that Bangladesh wants to double its export earnings from Canada within the next three years.
The minister said currently Bangladesh earns $1.0 billion by goods export to Canada.
“We want to double it (export earnings) within the next three years. To attain this, the potentials of SMEe and female entrepreneurs should be utilised,” he said while addressing a certificate-giving ceremony among the participants of a training programme in Dhaka, reports BSS.
The commerce minister said Canada’s recent decision to ban the use of plastic goods may create export potentials for Bangladesh.
“Because, the demand for our jute goods as an alternative to plastic goods will increase in Canada,” he said hoping that the scope for exporting jute goods would be further expanded in the days to come.
The minister handed over the certificates among 29 trade professionals for their role of developing capacity in trade and international market access support.
As part of a project titled ‘Export Launchpad Bangladesh’, an international trade capacity building and market access support programme in Bangladesh, certificates were given among the professionals, who have been selected from nine industries, banks, trade chambers and commercial institutions.
International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), Trade Facilitation Office–Canada (TFO-Canada) and Business Promotion Council (BPC) awarded the certificates.