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BD and US to Discuss Various Trade Issues

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Bangladesh and the United States are set to hold discussions in Dhaka to address various issues impacting their bilateral trade relationship. The Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (TICFA) Council will convene on September 20, 2023, co-chaired by Bangladesh’s Commerce Secretary and an acting Assistant US Trade Representative for South and Central Asia. The agenda includes discussions on market access, labor rights, trade policies, intellectual property concerns, and the investment climate. This marks the seventh round of TICFA meetings between the two countries since the agreement came into force in 2013. Bangladesh is expected to reiterate its request for preferential market access, with officials highlighting the potential for strengthened trade and investment ties between the nations.

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