Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and British-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BBCCI) will work together to expand the market of Bangladeshi products in the UK.
FBCCI president Md Jashim Uddin showed interest for the joint initiative while BBCCI president Bashir Ahmed made a courtesy call on him at his office on Saturday.
Apart from readymade garments, no other Bangladeshi product are exported to Britain on a large scale and the main buyers of the products that go to the country are mainly Bangladeshi expatriates, the FBCCI president informed. 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.
BBCCI president Bashir Ahmed repented 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 for buying products of this country would have increased, the BBCCI president stressed.
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.