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US trade show promotes Dhaka-Washington economic ties

28th show begins tomorrow

Published : 25 Oct 2022 09:41 PM

The three-day U.S. Trade Show will feature leading U.S. companies in Bangladesh and will also include U.S. Embassy seminars on visas, higher education opportunities in the United States, USAID’s activities supporting private sector development in Bangladesh, and intellectual property rights.

US Ambassador Peter D. Haas will inaugurate the 28th US Trade Show at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka on Thursday. 

It is being organised in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Bangladesh and will showcase the high quality, innovative American goods and services U.S. businesses offer in Bangladesh. 

Over forty exhibitors operating in Bangladesh, including in the energy, banking and financial services, food and beverage sectors, and more, will display the products and services of U.S. brands from October 27 to 29.

 This year’s Trade Show is particularly significant because it is the first U.S. Trade Show in Dhaka held in person since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 It also falls during the 5oth anniversary year of U.S.-Bangladesh bilateral relations.  The United States is ranked as the top export destination for Bangladeshi products, and two-way trade between the United States and Bangladesh totaled $10.64 billion in 2021.

 During the Trade Show, the U.S. Embassy will host four informational seminars. 

 On Thursday, October 27 at 3:00 P.M., the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will lead a discussion on USAID in Bangladesh: Supporting Economic Growth and Engaging the Private Sector. 

 On Friday, October 28 at 3:00 P.M., U.S. Embassy Dhaka Consular Officers and EducationUSA Advisors will provide a joint presentation on the free consultative education services provided by the U.S. Embassy through its EducationUSA Advising Centers across Bangladesh, as well as the student visa application process for study abroad in the United States.

 Following this session, U.S. Embassy Consular Officials will discuss the process for applying for U.S. visas, including business, investor, and work visas at 4:30 P.M.  On Saturday, October 29 at 4:30 P.M., Embassy Officials will join a panel presentation seminar on intellectual property rights’ impact on cross-border business.  

 U.S. Embassy Dhaka’s participation in the annual U.S. Trade Show demonstrates U.S. commitment to working in partnership with Bangladesh to support Bangladesh’s continued growth and development, economic diversification and resilience to external shocks and stressors, and support for an economic development strategy that adheres to the principles of broadly shared prosperity for all.