Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina poses with the recipients of the National Export Trophy for fiscal 2013-14, at the inaugural ceremony of Dhaka International Trade Fair 2017, at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka yesterday. Photo: BSS
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday inaugurated the Dhaka International Trade Fair, announcing leather as the “product of the year” for 2017.
Hasina asked authorities to take steps to provide necessary cooperation and incentives to boost the leather sector and help explore its potential.
Leather exports have increased about 71 times over the last four decades and Bangladesh produces leather goods for top global brands.
Hasina urged the businesses and exporters to stay updated on the changing regime of global trade. WTO rules are making the global trade more liberal, Hasina said.
“So, Bangladeshi products should maintain global standards to sustain in the world market.”
The premier also distributed the National Export Trophy for fiscal 2013-14 at the inauguration of the trade fair, at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.