Government of Nepal
Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies
H.E. Mrs. Mashfee Binte Shams, Ambassador of the People's Republic of Bangladesh paid a courtesy call on Hon'ble Matrika Prasad Yadav, Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies at latter's office this afternoon.
During the meeting issues relating to promoting bilateral trade, investment and connectivity between two nations were discussed in detail. While appreciating cordial bilateral relations and increasing bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Nepal over the last 4-5 years, both sides emphasized on further deepening trade, investment and connectivity ties to reap maximum benefits. In view of Nepal's declining export to Bangladesh in recent years, Hon'ble Minister, and Commerce Secretary requested Bangladesh side to consider about reducing high tariff imposed on Nepal's key agriculture items such as tea, coffee, large cardamom, ginger, fresh fruits, vegetables, broom etc. and easing other non-tariff barriers applicable to Yarn and other Nepali products.
In response to Nepal's request, H.E. Ambassador mentioned that some of these issues have already come into notice of the concerned authority of Bangladesh and she would try her best to get this problems addressed at the earliest possible. In the meeting, both sides agreed to fix the date for upcoming Commerce Secretary Level meeting to be held in Kathmandu at the possible earliest At the end of the meeting, both sides underscored the need of improving infrastructures and procedural matters to support and facilitate trade to each other.
Hon'ble Minister was accompanied by Commerce Secretary Mr. Chandra Kumar Ghimire and other concerned officials at the Ministry while H.E. Ambassador of Bangladesh was accompanied by the Counsellor and Commercial Attaché of the Embassy in Kathmandu.
28 March 2018