Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Establishes Office in Bangladesh to Support Increased Trade

October 27, 2022
Contact: Office of Public Affairs

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Today, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Arun Venkataraman announced the opening of a new Commercial Service office at the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

“As the United States and Bangladesh celebrate 50 years of bilateral relations, it is an opportune moment to expand upon the strong foundation of our bilateral and commercial relationship,” said Assistant Secretary Venkataraman. “The new Commercial Service office here in Bangladesh will play an important role in strengthening trade ties between our countries, and how we support U.S. companies doing business in such a dynamic and fast-growing economy. Trade between our two countries accounts for an estimated $10 billion, showcasing the vast existing and potential opportunities in this country.” 

Beginning today, the U.S. Department of Commerce will station a senior Foreign Commercial Service officer at the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka to maximize U.S. export opportunities and work collaboratively with Bangladesh to assist U.S. companies looking to enter into or expand their presence in the Bangladeshi market. The office will help to facilitate one-on-one business counseling, provide tailored export expertise and information on the Bangladesh market, and work to connect U.S. businesses with potential Bangladeshi partners through business matchmaking and other services. 

The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service is the export promotion arm of the International Trade Administration, a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Commercial Service has an extensive global network consisting of 122 offices around the world and in over 100 U.S. cities. The new Commercial Service office will increase the number of international markets to 81. Across Asia, the Commercial Service will have a presence in 19 markets, including Bangladesh.


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