For Bangladesh, Japan is the 7th largest export destination in the world and the first in Asia. Two-way trade between Bangladesh and Japan stands over USD 3 billion (as of May2020). Exports from Bangladesh mainly include woven garments, knit goods and leather whereas imports to Bangladesh includes transport equipment, boats, iron and steel. Diversification of the export products is expected.
The number of Japanese companies that have invested in Bangladesh has risen to 305 and the Japanese private companies invested USD 386 million in Bangladesh (as of December 2019). Major Japanese large firms are likely to invest USD 6.4 billion to implement infrastructure projects in Bangladesh under the public-private partnership model.
Bangladesh has been actively participating in the trade fairs and seminars held in Japan including Fashion World Tokyo in Spring & Autumn, Asian Fashion Fair (AFF) in Tokyo & Osaka, IT Week Spring, in Tokyo and Tourism Expo Japan etc. Various business seminars/workshops are organized by the Embassy or jointly with other entities/reputable organizations. Most of the seminars are held during trade fairs.
Beautiful Bangladesh has been the common phrase to promote the attractions of tourism in Bangladesh. There are various dimensions of tourism in the country including the UNESCO World Heritage sites; Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat, Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur and The Sundarbans (for the mangrove forest). The country also has the longest unbroken sea-beach in the world, which stretches for about 100 km.
Activities of Commercial Wing in 2021
During 2021, commercial wing had nearly 100 business meetings with Japanese companies/entities both physical/online and top level Executives of Japanese Companies/entities also paid courtesy visit to the H.E Ambassador. In addition, to promote bilateral trade and investment, the following programs were organized;
The Commercial Counsellor presented on Trade and Investment Opportunity in Bangladesh in the following programs;
The Commercial Wing facilitated Bangladesh’s participation in the following fairs;
Dr. Ariful Haque
Embassy of Bangladesh
3-29 Kioicho, Chiyoda ku
Tel: 03-3234-5801 (Ext. 203)