Message from President
At the outset, I express my gratitude to Almighty Allah and of course to the esteemed members of BIAA, Past Presidents and my Colleagues in the Board with whom I have had the privilege to serve Bangladesh Indenting Agents’ Association (BIAA) as the President for the term 2019 & 2020.
It is an honor to serve the Association & its Members. Over the years, BIAA has successfully positioned itself as one of the business voice Associations of the country. To continue the momentum, elevate the image of the Association and flourish indenting business, we have made the year plan for 2019. In our endeavors, we will prioritize for availing of all the admissible benefits after achieving the long desired Export Registration Certificate (Indenting Services). Our concerted efforts will continue to settle down the VAT issue in light of our latest achievements. We will create business networking opportunities for our Members round the globe. We will take every measure to make BIAA affiliated with related Chambers & Associations at home & abroad in terms of new agreements for business and economic promotion. The BIAA Secretariat will be more efficient in advancing our goals.
Esteemed Members, we assumed our office offering floral wreath to the mausoleum of the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. During the last two months, we called on Hon’ble Commerce Minister and express our gratefulness to the Ministry for their milestone decision in awarding Export Registration Certificate to the Indentors, we also placed our recommendations to reduce the Indenting Registration and Renewal fee in the upcoming Import Policy Order 2018-2021. We had taken required steps to encourage ethical business practices in the country. We called on Hon’ble Industry Minister as regards to development of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) & its awareness program for industrial development of the country. We proposed to include BIAA in the Patent Coordination Cell to the Department of Patent, Trade Marks and Design (DPDT) under the said Ministry. Besides we met Hon’ble Agriculture Minister to enhance collaboration with the said Ministry and inform regarding the role of indentors especially in bringing latest technologies in Agriculture Sector. We placed our recommendation about the importance of harvesting Cotton & discourage of cultivating Tobacco in interest of our vast Textile Sector. We also met relevant department of Bangladesh Bank for issuing necessary orders following the new achievement of indenting business.
It is to mention here that we have already formed numbers of Standing Committees in different sector for overcoming existing obstacles in the respective sector & increasing support accordingly to facilitate indenting business and increase our activities in smooth manner. In light of the previous year we will continue organizing more interaction meetings with different sectors of indentors for addressing the problems in the sector concerned.
As the Association looks ahead, we will continue bringing up its activities and services for its growing business community. To its continuation, we are going to organize two days long Training Program on Import & Indenting procedure scheduled on March 02-03, 2019. BIAA’s Training Programs/ Workshops will be continued on different trade related aspects for the next two years. We expect more participation of our valued Members to avail our services in future. Besides, our annual picnic is scheduled on March 09, 2019 at Meghbari Resort, Gazipur. I expect it would be another memorable fellowship.
We are focusing on Membership growth as Members are the core of any Association. We are encouraging new members by organizing Seminar in different sector and participating fairs and exhibitions in the country.
We sincerely expect your suggestions and active participation in all our events, programs we are going to organize and also we seek your kind cooperation to make our beloved Association to the next level.