Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) and International Trade Centre (ITC UNCTAD/WTO) jointly organized a 2-day training on “how to export to China through e-commerce” at DCCI on 17 July 2017. Economic and Commercial Counsellor of Embassy of China in Bangladesh Li Guangjun was present and inaugurated the training while DCCI President Abul Kasem Khan was also present. About 25 participants took part in the training session.
DCCI President Abul Kasem Khan welcoming the participants, said that small and medium entrepreneurs especially who are involved in e-commerce will be benefitted by this training course. He said, in order to export to China through e-commerce an entrepreneur does not need to go China physically. He said China is a very big market and they produce diversified items and export worldwide. If we want to export to China, we must need to diversify our exportable products along with quality value addition of the products, he said. He also said that the bilateral trade between China and Bangladesh has witnessed impressive 200% growth to US$10 billion. Over the last five years Chinese FDI to Bangladesh has marked 100% growth, he informed.
Economic and Commercial Counsellor of Embassy of China in Bangladesh Mr. Li Guangjun said Bangladeshi SMEs can export to China through e-commerce. China encourages LDC countries to export their products to the Chinese market and Bangladeshi products have huge demand in China. He said the bilateral trade between China and Bangladesh in the last year was about US$15 billion out of which Bangladesh exported products worth of US$900 million. He said China generally imports textile, sea food, leather and leather products, plastic products from Bangladesh. He also stressed on diversification of exportable products. Bangladesh is presently enjoying duty free export facility under the Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA). China is keen to invest more in Bangladesh, he said.
The trainer of the training workshop is Mohammed Es Fih, Business Adviser of ITC. DCCI Senior Vice President Kamrul Islam, FCA, Vice President Hossain A Sikder, former Vice President M Abu Hurairah and former Director AKD Khair Mohammad Khan were also present.
DCCI Secretary General AHM Rezaul Kabir moderated the inaugural session of the training course.