The third Joint Working Group of Customs meeting between Bhutan and Bangladesh will be held in Thimphu on November 7.

According to a press release from the Department of Revenue and Customs (DRC), the two-day meeting will discuss and resolve customs related issues to facilitate trade, commerce and investment and also further promote the friendly relation between the two countries.

Over the years, Bhutan has recorded an increasing trade with Bangladesh with Nu 2.397 billion worth of products exported to the country last year, the press release states.

Considering that Bangladesh is an important trading partner to Bhutan, the meeting was first initiated in 2015 to resolve issues at the point of entry and exit and to further facilitate trade.

Director of DRC, Yonten Namgyel will lead the Bhutanese delegation. A member of the Customs: Audit, Modernisation and International Trade of the National Board of Revenue, Khondakar Muhammad Aminur Rahman, will lead the Bangladeshi delegation.

The second meeting for the Joint Working Group of Customs between the two countries was held on July 20 and 21 at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh last year.

Staff Reporter