Cross-border e-commerce to boost access of Bangladeshi goods to global market

Experts say at BFTI roundtable

Published : 14 Sep 2023 08:33 PM

Cross border e-commerce would certainly help further boost access Bangladeshi products in the world market as the country is advancing fast with the aims to become developed country by the year 2026 and to be the smart country by 2041, said Commerce Secretary, Tapan Kanti Ghosh on Thursday. 

He opined that there have no alternative to skill development on cross border e-commerce and the private sector need to come forward in this regard. Tapan Kanti Ghosh was addressing a roundtable discussion as chief guest, organised jointly by Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute (BFTI) and ‘Com-Jogot Technologies’ titled “Capacity Building on Cross-Border E-Commerce: Next Generation Business” at the BFTI office, Karwanbazarn in the capital.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BFTI, former Commerce Secretary, Dr. Md. Zafar Uddin presided over the roundtable meeting while EPB Vice Chairman AHM Ahsan attended as special guest.  

Chairperson of Comjagat Technologies Limited Abdul Wahed Tomal presented keynote paper while Daraz Limite CEO Tasfin Alam, Professor of Dhaka University, Dr. Md Raquibul Haqul, Commerce Ministry Deputy Secretary Md. Syed Ali also spoke on the occasion among others.

EPB Vice Chairman, while addressing, stressed exercising B2B side by side B2C in expansion of e-commerce and increasing export.

BFTI CEO said BFTI has been working relentlessly in up skilling human resources in export and trading both in private and public sector through training them and the institute is prepared proving training for e-commerce issues as well.