Knowledge on trade documentation crucial for securing position in global arena: Tipu Munshi

Published : 07 Oct 2021 09:11 PM | Updated : 09 Oct 2021 08:38 PM

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Thursday said comprehensive knowledge on trade documentation, custom procedures, etc. is crucial for our building the competiveness.

He said there is no alternative to trade and commerce for attaining the status of a developed country, as the competing countries with Bangladesh are now highly concentrating on easing the trade documentation process.

Minister was addressing the closing ceremony of a training program on “Rules and Procedures for Import and Export”, organized by BFTI in Dhaka.

Minister also said the government has already taken multiple initiatives to simply the trade procedures in order to be competitive global market.

Tapan Kanti Ghosh, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, was present in the ceremony as the special guest.

The five-day-long comprehensive training program commenced on 3 October, 2021 and 33 local and foreign participants attended the training program. 

Secretary, Ministry of Commerce in his remarks expressed his hope that BFTI will be able to assist the Government of Bangladesh as well as the private sectors to combat upcoming trade-related challenges through quality trade-related, research, training and policy advocacies. 

Dr. Md. Jafar Uddin, Chief Executive Officer of the BFTI and former Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce chaired the closing ceremony of the training program while Md. Hafizur Rahman, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Md. Obaidul Azam, Director, BFTI  also spoke on the occasion. 

The CEO of BFTI said, “BFTI has a strategic plan to organize sector-specific capacity building training program for both public and private sectors round the year in the field of International Trade”.

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