Apeda to promote north eastern products in Bangladesh, Myanmar


The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Apeda) has taken up a programme for the promotion of north eastern products in Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Apeda, an apex organisation under the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, proposes to organise the programme in Bangladesh and Myanmar in association with the High Commission of India in Dhaka and its Embassy in Yangon. The promotional event in Myanmar is proposed to be held in November and that in Dhaka and Sylhet in Bangladesh in the first week of December.

Export of Apeda scheduled products to Bangladesh during 2016-17 stood at $396.44 million. Major products exported to Bangladesh include rice, vegetables, fruits, wheat, maize, dairy products and pulses.

Export of Apeda scheduled products to Myanmar during 2016-17 stood at $24.15 million. The major products exported to Myanmar include rice, maize, cereal preparations, fruits, rice and vegetable seeds.