Bangladesh taking part in Frankfurt fair beginning Feb 11

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Bangladesh taking part in Frankfurt fair beginning Feb 11

DHAKA, Feb 8 (BSS) – A five-day International Trade Fair (Ambiente- 2011) begins February 11 in Frankfurt, the business hub of Germany, an Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) source said today.

A total of 16 Bangladeshi companies manufacturing and exporting handicrafts made of jute and leather, are taking part in the Ambiente-2011 which is one of the world’s largest fair on design-oriented innovations.

The fair, at Messe Frankfurt, would accommodate an array of products such as services in arts and crafts, bags, cases, boxes and toys.

EPB deputy director Dr Bikarna Kumar Ghosh said today that the Ambinte-2011 would provide participants with a great opportunity to display the unique aspects of recent developments in jute and leather sectors in Bangladesh. Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) will set up a stall in the fair. Vice- Chairman of EPB Jalal Ahmed, Cabinet Secretary M Abdul Aziz and business representatives will attend the fair.

Talking to BSS , Moshammat Halima Akter, proprietor of Hamila Handicraft and Gift Products said the fair would enable Bangladeshi entrepreneurs to have a better idea about the world standard goods.

The EPB source said the Cabinet Secretary is expected to hold a meeting with the leaders of German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GCIC) there.

He will also visit an open pit coal mine to see for himself how the German miners are working there protecting themselves and the environment. Germany is the second largest export destination of Bangladeshi goods.

Bangladesh exported goods worth 2187.35 million US dollars to Germany while it imported goods valued at US$469.55m during 2009-10 fiscal. Goods worth US$1465 were exported to Germany from Bangladesh during July-December of the 2020-11 fiscal.

Bilateral trade between the two countries grew by 15 percent to 2.3 billion Euro in 2009, with trade balance in favour of Bangladesh. Bangladesh’s exports to Germany are concentrated on woven garments, knitwear, shrimp, home textiles, footwear and jute yarns, EPB said.

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