Bangladesh-India: Closer interactions to get mutual trade benefits

Desk Report: Atul Kumar Saxena, President of Indian Importers Chambers Of Commerce and Industries (IICCI) called on Faruque Hassan, President of BGMEA to discuss how the two associations work together to pave the way for Bangladeshi RMG manufacturers and Indian textile, chemical and machinery suppliers to reap mutual trade benefits.

Their discussion focused on possible collaboration between BGMEA and IICCI in creating platforms to bring businessmen of two countries closer for more business interactions. They stressed the need for intensifying joint efforts to identify areas of mutual interest and ways to realize untapped potential that lie ahead of the two sides.

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said that Bangladesh is aiming to pursue next level of growth in the RMG industry with high-end products mainly made of man-made fiber (MMF) and India has a strong textile industry to meet the demand.

Closer direct business interactions between Bangladeshi RMG manufacturers and Indian textiles, chemicals, dyes and machinery suppliers would help them to meet their mutual needs and growth together, he said.

BGMEA Director Barrister Shehrin Salam Oishee and IICCI Vice President (RMG) Jannatul Ferdous Nipa were also present at the meeting held at BGMEA Complex on September 21.