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Trade Scenario Between Bangladesh and Bhutan

Trade Scenario Between Bangladesh and Bhutan

A general Trade Agreement between Bangladesh and Bhutan was signed in May 2003 for a 5-year term with provision for renewal beyond that period with its Protocol. After the expiry of this Trade Agreement, a new Agreement, with a 5-year term, was signed on 7 November, 2009 during the visit of the Hon’ble PM of Bangladesh. Bangladesh has started internal process to renew this agreement as per decision taken at the Commerce Secretary level meeting held in Thimphu during 09-10 April 2014 and renewed on 06 December 2014. The  Bangladesh   side  attached  the  importance  on the exchange   of  trade  and investment related  information among  the business  people  and having cooperation· among business community  and especially  on cooperation  among the Chambers  of Commerce  in the two countries. The Bhutanese side 

Bhutanese Highest Business organization was requested  to  field  a  business  delegation  to  Bangladesh  to  explore  the  huge business opportunities. Bhutanese side agreed  to encourage  the private  sector  as well  as the Bhutan  Chamber  of Commerce  &  Industry  to take  the  initiative  of sending  a business delegation  to  Bangladesh,  while  at  the  same  the  Bangladeshi  side  will  also  look  into fielding a business delegation to Bhutan.   The Bhutanese side shared the interest of promoting Bhutan as an investment market and stressed  on  the  need  to  undertake   special  efforts  for  furthering   trade  and  bilateral investment  in  the interest  of the private  sector  of both the countries.  The Bhutanese  side also narrated the initiative being taken to develop the industrial estates along the southern part  of the  country  near  the  huge  Indian  market  and  cited  the  availability   of clean hydropower at competitive rates besides other incentives available

Bangladesh’s export to Bhutan: Fruit juice, breakfast cereal, Garments, Melamine, Pharmaceuticals, Toiletries, kitchenware etc. dominate the export of Bangladesh to Bhutan.   

Bangladesh imports: Fruits, minerals & stones, spices, cereal, prepared animal fodder etc. spices from Bhutan  

BANGLADESH-BHUTAN TRADE FIGURE (In Million US)

FY

Imports from Bhutan

Exports to Bhutan

Balance of Trade

Total Trade

2008-2009

12.16

0.61

-11.55

12.77

2009-2010

11.98

2.24

-9.74

14.22

2010-2011

18.60

3.12

-15.48

21.72

2011-2012

20.71

9.13

-11.04

29.84

2012-2013

24.67

1.82

-22.85

26.49

2013-2014 (July-March)

18.14

1.37

-9.01

10.59

2015-16

21.60

4.74

-16.86

26.34

2016-17

33.13

3.21

-29.92

36.34

2017-18

32.30

4.38

27.92

36.68

2018-19

49.90

7.50

42.40

57.40

2019-20

40.90

4.36

36.54

45.26

 

Top 20 Exported Item in Bhutan for the year 2020-2021:

Sl

Item Name

Amount in USD

1

26190000: Slag,Dross,Etc,From The Manufacture Of Iron/Steel (Excl.Granulated Slag)

2,096,253.39

2

20098900: Juice of any other single fruit or vegetable other than Cranberry Juice

699,098.80

3

62071100: Men'S Or Boys' Underpants And Briefs Of Cotton

598,541.63

4

19059000: Pastry,Cakes,Other Bread, Etc, Nes; Communion Wafers, Rice Paper, Etc, TV

545,021.88

5

76151010: Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof; of aluminium... polishing

373,656.19

6

94039000: Parts Of Furniture

309,759.90

7

39241000: Tableware And Kitchenware Of Plastics

244,593.11

8

19053100: SWEET BISCUITS, TV

215,884.22

9

63051000: Sacks And Bags, Used For Packing Goods, Of Jute, Etc

189,010.39

10

34011100: Soap And Organic Surface-Active Products In Bars, Etc, For Toilet Use

184,232.68

11

76101000: Doors, Windows And Their Frames And Thresholds For Doors, Of Aluminium

148,730.30

12

19054000: Rusks, Toasted Bread And Similar Toasted Products

142,769.61

13

30049099: Other(excl.anti-malaria, anti-TB, anti-leprosy....and kidney dialysis solution

142,190.94

14

17049090: Sugar confei (incl. whit chocole), not cont cocoa, nes excl.  Put up for retail sale

126,631.96

15

94037000: Furniture (Excl. Seats) Of Plastics

124,182.49

16

11052000: Potato Flakes, Granules And Pellets

70,360.27

17

22021000: Waters (Incl. Mineral And Aerated), With Added Sugar, Sweetener, Etc

68,712.48

18

20093100: JUICE OF ANY OTHER SINGLE CITRUS FRUIT OF A BRIX VALUE NOT EXCEEDING 20

64,910.03

19

30041000: Medicaments Of Penicillins... Or Streptomycins..., For Retail Sale

59,079.50

20

30067000: GEL PREPARATIONS DESIGNED TO BE USED IN HUMAN OR VETE..MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS

51,088.80

Total Export Amount: 6,889,193.09 USD

 


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