23-10-19 Guwahati- cm meeting with Tea Community (1)
Assam chief minister at a meeting with representatives of the tea industry. Image: UB Photos

A discussion on tea industry was held between the representatives of various tea associations of Assam and Dhaka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) on Wednesday.

This was held in the sidelines of the India-Bangladesh Stakeholders’ Meet.

The discussion was initiated by Waqar Ahmad Choudhury, senior president, DCCI.

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Choudhury talked of the age-old ties between the two countries and advocated for easing of complex tariff custom to ease international trade and business.

Akber Hakim, director, DCCI, said India and Bangladesh are two sisters – India being the elder one.

He told that Bangladesh achieved new milestones in global business and expects mutual appreciation from both the countries in each others’ successes.

S M Zillur Rahman, director, DCCI, advocated for increased business of a high quality tea to tap the demand of the global market.

Imran Ahmed, vice president, Shams Mahmud, director, Md Joynal Abdin, acting secretary and AKM Asaduzzaman Patwary of DCCI also participated in the discussion and deliberated on various aspects of boosting international business between these two countries.

Abhijit Sharma, secretary, ABITA appreciated DCCI delegation for expressing intent for increase of business between India and Bangladesh with produces of NER exporting through waterways.

Dr Nazrana Ahmed, chairperson, ATPA gave an overview of volume, quality and demand and supply of Indian tea in the global market and Assam’s share in it.

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