Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – China Bast and Leaf Fibres Textiles Association (CBLFTA) has joined the International Jute Study Group (IJSG) as its associate member.
The Chinese association received the membership at a meeting held between the CBLFTA and IJSG in the capital Dhaka on Monday.
IJSG has 30 member countries worldwide including Bangladesh, India, Morocco and EU (represents 27 countries).
CBLFTA, an organization is authorized by the ministry of civil affairs of the People’s Republic of China. The CBLFTA team is now on a three-day official visit to Bangladesh to boost up bilateral trade between the two countries.
CBLFTA Chairman Xu Ji Xiang said his country is keen to purchase Bangladeshi raw jute and jute yarn following the rising demand of the products in Chinese domestic market.
He urged Bangladeshi businesses to keep the price of the products reasonable.
IJSG secretary general Bhupendar Singh said Chinese collaboration in the jute sector can boost the trade of the natural fibre.
He said that IJSG would provide logical help to China in growing jute business in the region.
Earlier the Chinese team met senior secretary to the textiles and jute ministry Ashraful Moqbul, chairman of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) Tulsi Das Mitra and chairman of Bangladesh Jute Spinners Association (BJSA) Muhammad Shams-uz Zoha to discuss jute trade between the two countries.
BBN/SSR/AD-06Mar12-9:10 am (BST)