Bangladesh receives orders worth $153m in Canada exhibition

Twenty Bangladeshi companies, which participated in an exhibition in Canada recently received spot orders worth US$ 153.00 million of their products.

Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) in cooperation with Bangladesh High Commission in Ottawa and Trade Facilitation Office (TFO) Canada, a TPO of the Canadian Government, jointly organized the 3rd Bangladesh Solo Exhibition in Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), Toronto, Canada from May 26-28.

Thirty seven companies including EPB, Bangladesh set up their booths in the show to display their products and services of international standard.

Participating companies products put on display included woven and knit garments, jute and leather products and light engineering items.

Nine participating companies of the exhibition received spot orders worth US$ 1.00 million.

Spot order received included items like shorts, denim pants, jacket, Sweat shirt, jute products and leather ladies bag.

Eleven companies received prospective orders amounting to US$ 53.00 million on the items like garment, leather and light engineering products.

TFO, Canada also organized a day-long seminar in MTCC on May 25 titled ‘Export to Canada’ where resource persons from TFOC and Canadian customs presented the key note paper on how to enter business with the Canadian company.

Duty free market access and rules of origin criteria were discussed in details. A very interactive session was also held in the seminar.

A grand inaugural ceremony of the Bangladesh single country Trade Exhibition was held in the same venue on May 26.

--UNB, Dhaka

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