India-Bangladesh Trade Facilitation Talks in Dhaka

India-Bangladesh Relationship

A high level Indian delegation led by Mr. Arvind Mehta, Joint Secretary, Foreign Trade (South Asia), Department of Commerce, Government of India will hold two days of talks beginning 12th March, 2014 in Dhaka with their counterparts, from Bangladesh led by Mr. Md. Shahabuddin Patwary, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce.

The talks in Dhaka are the 9th round of the Joint Working Group (JWG) on Trade established under the framework of the bilateral Trade Agreement. The JWG on Trade  deals with issues of border infrastructure, trade facilitation and identification and removal of trade barriers. The eight meeting of the Joint Working Group on Trade was held in New Delhi on 13-14 June, 2013.

The two sides are expected to review the current status of bilateral trade and discuss measures to improve border infrastructure for trade, trade facilitation by information exchange, upgradation of testing facilities and removal of bottlenecks to trade.

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