Trade Related Issues in the Bangladesh-India Joint Communique': Maximising Bangladesh's Benefits and Strategies for the Future

Author: 
Mustafizur Rahman
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Issues of Trade and Connectivity with India have attracted renewed attention in recent times following the visit of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh to India during January 10‐13, 2010. The joint communiqué emerging from this visit mentions deepening bilateral economic cooperation between the two countries in several areas. The task at hand now for Bangladesh is to design follow‐up actions in line with the agreements and the understandings in the communiqué in a manner that best serves Bangladesh’s interests, and maximises Bangladesh’s potential benefits in the identified areas of trade in goods and services, investment and connectivity.