February 26: Bangladesh imported oranges worth US$ 68.4 million (Rs 7.79 billion) in 2018, according to ITC Trademap.
Bangladesh mainly imports oranges from African countries. Nepal can capitalize on Bangladesh’s demand for oranges of almost Rs 8 billion by supplying the fruit if the eastern hills of the country are developed into orange farms. For this, the government needs to encourage the farmers, provide them with grant and waive tax for a certain period. The government must also give quality assurance and then sign B2B and G2G agreements with Bangladesh.