The Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) conducted an Info Session on Trade Opportunities in Bangladesh on 20 January 2015 at PTTC Seminar Room C to give the participants awareness on trade opportunities in Bangladesh and its market.

The Info Session was a joint undertaking between PTTC Bangladesh – Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BPCCI). BPCCI was established in the year 2013 with the businessmen of the two countries with an aim to promote and develop trade, commerce and industry between Bangladesh and Philippines. It consists of companies, corporate bodies as well as individuals engaged in trade, industry, agriculture and manufacture.

Representatives from different micro, medium and large companies which are into exporting of food, packaging film and plastic products attended the said session.

In his introduction about Bangladesh, BPCCI President Engr. Rashed Maksud Khan said that Bangladesh is the second largest supplier of ready-made garments to US. They are also exporting pharmacy to US. Their ceramic industries have good name and recently developed industries in leather product like shoes and bags. Likewise, they entered into solar technology for irrigation purposes and solar home systems. Young generation of Bangladesh composed almost fifty percent of its total population. They are well-educated and well trained into information technology and software.

PTTC Executive Director Nestor P. Palabyab hopes that this will not be the last partnership between BPCCI and PTTC. If the Bangladesh delegates were able to come here in our country, the Philippine delegates should also go to Bangladesh to introduce the trade opportunities in our country.