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Bhutan, Bangladesh seek greater duty free access to their markets

Bangladesh and Bhutan have agreed in principle to work on duty- and quota-free access of a number of goods of the two counties to each other's market for mutual benefits.
Apr 13, 2019
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DHAKA: Bangladesh and Bhutan have agreed in principle to work on duty- and quota-free access of a number of goods of the two counties to each other's market for mutual benefits.
 
The issue was discussed at the official bilateral meeting held on Saturday between Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering.
 
Bhutan sought duty- and quota-free access of 16 products, while Bangladesh sought that of its 10 items, said Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque, while briefing reporters after the meeting at the Prime Minister's Office.
 
Tshering has also offered to sell hydro-electric power to Bangladesh, via India, the Daily Star reported.

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