Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Inaugurates
Dhaka International Trade Fair-2017 by declaring ‘LEATHER’ as
‘Product of the year‘
The Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates the 22nd Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) on 1st January, 2017. On the inauguration Prime Minister Announced the ‘Leather‘ as “Product of the Year’ of 2017. The Fair was organized jointly by The Ministry of Commerce and Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau, (BEPB).
The Prime Minister said, Leather export has been increased by about 71 times over the last four decades and Bangladesh produces leather goods for top global brands. “The government wants to boost up the rising leather sector to explore its all potentials, and “Exporters should not run after few countries for GSP facilities. Better you should find markets in another place.” She asked all concerned to take necessary steps to provide necessary cooperation and incentives to boost the leather sector. Prime Minister rebuke the business persons and exporters to remain careful about the changing global trade regime, She said, WTO rules are making the global trade more liberal. “So, Bangladeshi products should maintain global standard to sustain in the world market,”
Sheikh Hasina (PM) distributed 28 gold, 22 silver and 15 bronze medals among the exporters for their success in export during the year 2013-2014, as the National Export Trophy-2013-2014 on the inaugural function of DITF-2017.
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Commerce and Chief Whip of the Opposition Party in parliament Tajul Islam Chowdhury attended the function as special guests. Senior Secretary of Ministry of Commerce Hedayet Ullah Al Mamun, President of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers and Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Abdul Matlub Ahmed spoke, among others, on the occasion while Vice Chairman of Mafruha Sultana gave welcome address. Cabinet members, senior government officials, diplomats, business leaders and exporters and participant from home and abroad were present.