Thai trade exhibition starts Thursday
Star Business Report
The Thailand Trade Exhibition 2011 will be held in Dhaka from April 7-9 to exhibit different products of Thailand and strengthen the bilateral trade relationship between the two countries.
In a press briefing, Tassanawadee Mian-charoen, Thai ambassador, said the three-day exhibition will be held at Sonargaon Hotel, where about 43 Thai manufacturers and exporters will exhibit a range of products in 50 booths.
The major products include auto parts and accessories, hardware, agriculture machine and equipment, electric appliances, food and beverage, garments, textile and fashion accessories, gifts and decorative items, health, beauty and herbal products, household and kitchenware and stationery goods.
Thai Trade Centre, Department of Export Promotion (DEP) and Ministry of Commerce of Thailand are hosts of the show which is expected to be inaugurated by Industries Minister Dilip Barua.
“Trade between two countries is increasing every year. In 2010, the trade volume was $909.95 million and the growth rate was 39.10 percent compared with 2009,” Miancharoen said.
Bangladesh exported garments and textiles, frozen seafood, edible meat, medicinal and pharmaceutical products, animal and animal products to Thailand.
She said Bangladesh imported mainly polymers, woven fabrics, yarn and man-made filament, cement, iron and steel, chemicals, plastic, paper, health and beauty products, rubber products, plastic products, auto parts and sugar.
“The last 40 years saw an extensive development of relations between the two friendly nations in every aspect including cultural, diplomatic and specially trade relation,” she added.