A four-day Thailand trade fair will begin on Monday in the city to exhibit Thai products and strengthen Bangladesh’s relationship with the country.
The Department of International Trade Promotion, Thai Commerce Ministry and Thai Embassy will jointly organise the 17th ‘Thailand Week 2018’, an official said at a press conference at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka on Thursday.
Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed will inaugurate the trade fair on Monday at Sonargaon Hotel.
The fair will remain open from 11am to 9pm in April 23-26.
Thai embassy minister counselor (commercial) Suebsak Dangboonrueng said that they held the fair in an effort to build relation, especially in trade, between Bangladesh and Thailand.
This year, around 45 Thai companies and 33 Bangladeshi companies will display their products, mainly auto parts, industrial equipment and hardware, tropical fresh fruit, food and beverage, baby products and garment.
Besides products’ exhibition, there will be cultural show performed by Thai artists, including fashion show and live music.
Dangboonrueng said that Bangladesh import from Thailand was worth around $120 million against export of around $60 million last year.
There were some reasons behind the trade gap including demands of the people, government policy, tariffs and duty on the products, the counselor said.
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