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  • BFTI commented on the Draft Trade Agreement between the Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Federal Government of Mexico, in August, 2016.
  • BFTI provided brief note on the Chabahar Declaration on First IORA Free Trade Zone Authorities Meeting, in Augusts 2016.
  • BFTI provided opinion on the MoU between the Eurasian Economic Commission and Bangladesh in July, 2016.
  • BFTI provided recommendations on strengthening trade relations between Bangladesh and Latin America in June, 2016.
  • BFTI provided a Brief note on the G7 Outreach Programme- Ise-shima Japan, held on 25 th -27 th May, 2016.
  • BFTI made observations on the draft document of the 14 th Ministerial Conference of the UNCTAD on Moving towards an inclusive and Equitable Global Environment for Trade and Development, in March, 2016.
  • BFTI made observations on the concept note on Ocean/Blue Economy for Bangladesh, in January, 2016.
  • BFTI commented on the concept note for the workshop on promotion of Agricultural trade and Investment among BIMSTEC countries, in December, 2015.
  • Comments on the “20th meeting of the BIMSTEC Trade Negotiation Committee (TNC)” held from 15 to 17 July, 2015
  • Comments on Offer list of 50 Products on 6 digit level for Preferential Market Access to Nepal
  • Comments on the “Bangladesh Tariff Commission Report on the Modernisation of tariff structure of Bangladesh”, May, 2015
  • Comments on “Trade Data Analysis of Turkey Information”, June 2015
  • Comments on “Bangladesh – Mauritius FTA”, July, 2015
  • Comments on Amendment of PPA-2006 and PPR- 2008 in accordance with the decisions by the ministerial meeting
  • Comments on “Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council (CWEIC)” on 3 August, 2015
  • BFTI Comments on “Draft report on Bangladesh’s Alignment to the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement’ prepared by IFC”, 9 April, 2015
  • Comments on draft Seventh-fiveYear Plan, July, 2015
  • Comments on the draft text for UnESCAP working groups of the interim intergovernmental steering group on cross border paperless trade facilitation, 19 August, 2015
  • Comments on the LDC submission on Preferential Rules of Origin in the upcoming WTO Forum- 25 August, 2015
  • Brief on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and its impact on Bangladesh- `10, September, 2015
  • BFTI Comments on Export Trade Support Proposal and MoU with the Institute of Diplomacy and Business (IoDB) - 14 September, 2015
  • Information for National Report on Implementation of Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) – 21, September 2015
  • Brief for Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2015 (CHOGM- 2015) - 22, September 2015
  • BFTI Comments on Courses Offered by the Bangladesh Institute of Management and Governance- 30 September, 2015
  • BFTI Comments on the Draft Protocol under BBIN-MVM- 4 October, 2015
  • Trade and Economic Information on the Netherlands and Bilateral Trade between Bangladesh and Netherlands- 18 October, 2015
  • Information for National Report on Implementation of Istanbul Programme of Action (IPOA) on Commodities- 2 November, 2015
  • Operating Statement for Senior Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Second Meeting of Bangladesh- US Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (TICFA) - 23 November, 2015
  • Concept Note for Workshop on Promotion of Agricultural Trade and Investment among the BIMSTEC Member states- 1, December, 2015
  • A short analytical note on Bangladesh-Kuwait FTA
  • A short analytical note on Bangladesh-Saudi Arabia FTA
  • Analytical short comment on "New Partnership for Trade Development Act of 2009 (NPTDA): Interests, concerns and strategies from Bangladesh country perspective"
  • Comments on Draft Competition Act 2009 (under preparation)
  • Position Paper on DFQF Access to the USA
  • Report based on Bilateral Free Trade Agreement(with India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka)
  • Report on the possibility of Forming Economic Partnership Agreement between Bangladesh and Japan.
  • Position Paper on DFQF Access Offered by India
  • Position Paper on Doha Round of Trade Negotiations
  • Report on Regional Trading Arrangements
  • UN-ESCAP report prepared based on:
  • Differential impacts of crisis: patterns of recovery the emerging sub-regional patterns of strengths and vulnerabilities
  • b) Asia-Pacific in the aftermath of crisis: exploiting the potential of regional cooperation for sustaining inclusive and greener recover
  • Country paper on “Enhancing the share of LDCs in global trade, aid and financial flows and promoting their productive capacity”
  • A feedback to the MoC on Bangladesh’s Position on Mode Four of GATS
  • Position Paper on Millennium Challenge Account as requested by MoC and ERD
  • Draft MOU Border Hatt between Bangladesh and India on the Common Border.
  • Concept paper on “Cutting-edge- Maritime Industries and Technologies” to EPB to participate in the “International Exposition Yeousu Korea 2012”
  • Recommendations to include in the Export Policy 2009-2012.
  • Comment on Draft BIMSTEC agreement on trade in services on July 19, 2011.
  • Position paper on preparation of Bangladesh request list under GATS.