Dhaka, Thimphu agree to work on DFQF access of products

Desk,: Bangladesh and Bhutan today agreed in principle to work on allowing duty free (DF) and quota free (QF)access of a number of their products to each other’s market for the mutual interests.

“Bhutan has sought duty and quota free access of its 16 products to Bangladesh market, while Bangladesh has sought such access of its 10 goods to Bhutanese market during the official talks of the two countries held today,” Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque said while briefing reporters after the talks at the Prime Minister’s Office here this morning.

PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim was present at the briefing.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led the Bangladesh side at the talks, while the Bhutanese delegation was led by visiting Bhutanese Premier Dr Lotay Tshering.

According to the foreign secretary, the premier told her Bhutanese counterpartthat Dhaka would consider the matter of duty and quota free access of 16 Bhutanese products to Bangladesh market.

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