Staff Correspondent: A seminar on India-Bangladesh trade relations was held in Chittagong putting a special emphasize on waterways connectivity and coastal shipping between the two countries.
Indian High Commission in Dhaka and Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) jointly organized the seminar titled ‘India-Bangladesh Trade and Commercial Relations: Special Focus on Waterways Connectivity and Coastal Shipping’, said a press release issued by the Indian High Commission.
Indian Deputy High Commissioner Adarsh Swaika attended the seminar as chief guest while CCCI President Mahbubul Alam and Immediate Past President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of
Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Abdul Matlub Ahmed were present.
Members of Chittagong business community, particularly those from the shipping industry, attended the seminar, the release added.
Commercial Representative of Indian High Commission presented an overview of the trade and commercial relations between India and Bangladesh and also of recent developments under the Protocol on Inland Waterways Trade and Transit and Coastal Shipping (PIWTT) Agreement.
The business community shared its experience of operating vessels under the PIWTT and the Coastal Shipping frameworks.