Fish Trade Fishy Deals
Teknaf, 13th June 03: The Burma Bangladesh trade may have at last seen the daylight with the import of fish from
All the fish is directly shipped from
In the absence of LC opening, one Bangladeshi bank, Arab Bangladesh Bank that has branches in
For conducting the legal border trade all illegal cross-border smuggling along the common border has for some time come under severe check by both sides.
The business leaders of Bangladesh speaking at a meeting between Federation of Bangladesh Chamber and Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and the visiting five-members Burma business delegation led by Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) President U Win Myint, held at the FBCCI conference room on 2nd June 03 said that visa restrictions, lack of transportation, and absence of effective transaction mechanism have been identified as the major hurdles to the growth of business between Bangladesh and Burma.
Since then the Burmese side has visibly come up with the idea of exporting the freshwater fish, sources said.
A merchant from
In the same vein the Burmese export is also controlled heavily and owned by the Burmese military officers, said many of the Burmese sailors who came with the consignments. If that were true, fish trade is doomed to face a fishy future, alleged a businessman from