FBCCI, BBCCI to work together to increase market in UK

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), the apex trade body of Bangladesh, will work jointly with the British-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BBCCI) to boost Bangladeshi product’s market in the United Kingdom (UK).

FBCCI President Jashim Uddin made the remarks during a courtesy call paid by BBCCI President Bashir Ahmed at FBCCI office on Saturday, said a media statement.

According to the statement, apart from readymade garments, no other Bangladeshi product is exported to Britain on a large scale. The main buyers of the products that go to the country are mainly Bangladeshi expatriates. Now, FBCCI, wants to change this situation.

Expatriate Bangladeshis of the 2nd and 3rd generation are contributing to the mainstream of the British economy and have strengthened their position. Jashim Uddin is keen to expand the market of Bangladeshi products in the country through them.

FBCCI, BBCCI to work together to increase market in UK
British-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BBCCI) President Bashir Ahmed made a courtesy call on Jashim Uddin, president of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), at his office in Dhaka on Saturday. Photo: Collected

To this end, the FBCCI will soon hold a meeting with the visiting BBCCI delegation in Dhaka with traders of agricultural and processed food products, leather goods and footwear and handicrafts of Bangladesh.

Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Export Promotion Bureau, Airports and Civil Aviation Authority will also be invited to the meeting to identify and address export problems in the UK market, it said.

Speaking on the occasion, BBCCI President Bashir Ahmed said that Bangladeshi exporters are lagging behind in marketing strategy in Britain. Had there been information about the progress of Bangladesh, the interest of British buyers to buy the products of this country would have increased.

The presidents of the two trade organisations have agreed to form a sector-based working group between businessmen of the two countries in the future.

FBCCI Senior Vice President Mostofa Azad Chowdhury Babu, Vice President MA Momen, Amin Helaly, Habib Ullah Dawn and Director Syed Moazzem Hossain and Dr. Ferdousi Begum were present.

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