Meeting of AmCham Eastern Region and U.S. Embassy Bangladesh

 

Members of AmCham Eastern Region met with Mr. Daniel Keen, Economic and Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Dhaka, members of his team and Mr. Jonathan Ward, FCS Commercial Officer Kolkata on October 15, 2015 at Kolkata. The Topics of discussion included cross-border trade issues and the U.S. Trade Show in Dhaka in November, 2015.

 

Mr. Keen explained the Bangladesh trade scenario and said that Investment opportunities in Bangladesh were very good in spite of the political uncertainty and that Bangladesh was one of the fastest growing economies in South East Asia.

 

Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, AmCham Eastern India Chairman spoke about the problems that investors faced in Bangladesh and give some specific examples.  Mr. Keen said that he would look into these issues and invited AmCham India members to visit Bangladesh and said that he and his office would facilities any assistance that was required and the Embassy could help.  Mr. Keen also informed that the Trade Show scheduled for November is being postponed to March and he would send a new invitation with details.

 

The discussion was very open and there was an excellent exchange of ideas between the two sides.