Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Benoit-Pierre Laramee has stressed the importance of private sector importers of Canadian grains in expanding and strengthening bilateral trade and economic relations between Bangladesh and Canada.
The envoy also admitted that Bangladesh is a very important market for Canadian grains.
The High Commissioner made the remarks while speaking at the third grain importers’ meeting held at a city hotel recently, said a press release on Saturday.
In view of the rapidly growing demand of wheat and other grains in Bangladesh, the Canadian envoy emphasised on food grain import through private sector importers.
Canada Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CanCham, Bangladesh) President Masud Rahman chaired the meeting which highlighted various issues regarding grain imports from Canada.
Leading grain importers of Bangladesh and reputed bankers were also present at the event that discussed opportunities and challenges for grains import from Canada.
A study titled ‘Grain Import in Bangladesh: Canadian Grain Perspective’ was presented by Reed Consulting Bangladesh Ltd at the meeting.
A survey was conducted by them to identify the constraints associated with the import of grains from Canada.