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Overseas Trade: Bangladesh

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 8th February 2016.

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Photo of Julian Knight Julian Knight Conservative, Solihull

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans he has to organise a high-level trade mission to Bangladesh.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Over one hundred UK companies already operate in Bangladesh and I would like to see more exporting to the country. Bangladesh has taken impressive economic strides over the past decade leading to increased opportunities for UK and Bangladeshi companies to work meaningfully together for the benefit of both economies. We are currently exploring a visit to Bangladesh in the coming months by my noble friend, Lord Maude of Horsham, including the possibility of an accompanying trade delegation

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