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BD requests Islamabad to withdraw import duty on jute products from Bangladesh

The High Commission of Bangladesh to Pakistan has recently organized a jute exhibition at a hotel in Karachi. A number of jute products including shoes, bags, shopping bags, ladies’ handbags, floor mats, table mats were showcased at the event, said a press release.

BD jute exhibition Pakistan
Figure: Bangladesh prepares three types of the world’s high-quality jute. Courtesy: www.thefinancialexpress.com.bd

Tarik Ahsan, the High Commissioner (HC) of Bangladesh to Pakistan inaugurated the event. Saifur Rahman, Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Karachi gave detailed briefing regarding jute products.

Tarik Ehsan requested Islamabad to withdraw import duty on jute products from Bangladesh.

“Bangladesh private and public sector have introduced jute products after R&D to the international market,” said Tarik.

He elaborated, “Jute based products are environment-friendly, jute packing for the packaging industry are alternative to plastic polythene. Bangladeshi Jute industry is manufacturing around 300 different jute products. Bangladesh is cultivating the high quality of jute products.”

After the hard work of 20 years Bangladeshi scientists had made jute bags as an alternative to polythene bags which is environmentally friendly.

Saifur Rahman, Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Pakistan

Deputy High Commissioner Saifur Rahman said after the hard work of 20 years Bangladeshi scientists had made jute bags as an alternative to polythene bags which is environmentally friendly.

He said, in 2016, jute export from Bangladesh valued 960 million dollars which had been increased to 1.2 billion dollars in 2017, whereas in 2018 the figure moved up further to 1.35 billion dollars.

He said jute was the third largest export item of Bangladesh after textile and leather. Bangladesh had 45 jute mills which were set up in the public sector.

“Bangladesh had been preparing three types of world’s high-quality jute, which included linen, saree and other fabrics from jute as well as fancy clothes, bed sheets, floor mats, shawl and other auto accessories. Pakistan had played a major role in the development of Bangladeshi jute industry,” he added.

The Consul Generals of Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia, Vietnam and Thailand attended the event, while a number of businessmen, also visited the exhibition.

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