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Bangladeshi products have created a response at the ‘Gift Fair’ in Malaysia

June 19, 2024 2:43 am

Bangladeshi products have created a response at the 'Gift Fair' in Malaysia

The 3-day 14th ‘Gift Fair’ has started in Malaysia. On the first day itself, Bangladeshi products have created a lot of response. Importers and traders from different countries have shown interest in Bangladeshi jute and leather products.

The journey of the fair began on Tuesday, June 18, with an informal ceremony at the International Trade Center in the capital, Kuala Lumpur. The fair will continue till Thursday, June 20. The fair was inaugurated by Nkik Abubakar Bin Yusuf, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Mattrade. The fair will run daily from 9 am to evening local time.

A total of 8 countries including Bangladesh, London, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Korea and Malaysia participated in the 3-day fair. There are total 283 booths in the fair. Bangladesh has 7 of them.

Launched to promote trade between Malaysia and Asia, the ‘Gift Fair’ is a business-to-business trade-show, where businessmen and industrialists from the Asian continent can build business relationships. Bangladesh participated in that goal.

Bangladesh participated in the fair for the 2nd time under the initiative of Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) and under the supervision of Bangladesh High Commission, Kuala Lumpur.

Under the auspices of the High Commission, Agat Tarang (jute products) from Bangladesh, M/s Sauda Int: (jute products), KMR Craft, Madina Nonwoven Fabrics Limited, Kiam Metal Industries Limited and Women Empowerment Organization are exhibiting their products at the fair.

Many visitors, especially importers, have shown interest in the product. They also talked to the officials of the Bangladeshi organization in charge of the pavilion.

Officials in charge of Bangladesh Pavilion said that the fair has been getting good response since the first day. Seeing the interest in Bangladeshi products, our enthusiasm has also increased a lot.

On the opening day, the organizers of the fair, including Mattrade Deputy Chief Executive Officer Nkik Abubakar Bin Yusuf (Export Acceleration), Malaysia Gift and Premium Association (MGPA) President Evan Lu, 14th Malaysia Gift Fair Organizing Chairman and MGPA Assistant Secretary General Albert Chung, visited the Bangladesh Pavilion.

At that time they showed interest in Bangladeshi products especially jute and leather goods. They also expressed hope for increasing trade relations with Bangladesh.

First Secretary Commercial Pranab Kumar Ghosh of Bangladesh High Commission said, participation in this fair organized by Malaysia Gifts and Premium Association (MGPA) has created opportunities to export Bangladeshi products to Malaysia and Asia. Apart from this, there has been an opportunity to build relationships with businessmen of different countries.

He also said that the Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur is working to implement the government initiative to export more products other than manufactured garments as part of export diversification.

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