• Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020
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Commerce minister: No problem in export-import with China so far

  • Published at 09:09 pm February 6th, 2020
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi
File photo of Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

He said FBCCI will place a report on trade relations between Bangladesh and China within the next three months

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has said there is no problem right now in terms of export-import activities between Bangladesh and China, including the import of raw material for ready-made garments sector.

However, the government will take necessary steps after assessing the possible impacts of coronavirus.

He said they need to think about the situation if the situation (coronavirus) prolongs, reports UNB.

Tipu Munshi said the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) will place a report on trade relations between Bangladesh and China within the next three months.

The government will take the next step based on the report to be submitted by the apex trade body – FBCCI, according to the Commerce Ministry.

Terming China a big trade partner of Bangladesh, the commerce minister said Dhaka is closely monitoring the situation following the coronavirus outbreak.

Meanwhile, the Commerce Ministry had a meeting with those related to export and import activities. Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA)        and Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) are also working to assess the situation.

The Commerce Ministry said things will be clear within the next few days as the government remains alert.

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