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Research Workshop on Transport Documents in Trade Facilitation by Banks: Challenges and Way Forward held at BIBM


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Dhaka, November 02, 2018
A day long research workshop was held at the Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM) on November 02, 2018, in its auditorium. A paper titled " Transport Documents in Trade Facilitation by Banks: Challenges and Way Forward " was presented in the workshop by Dr. Shah Md. Ahsan Habib, Professor  & Director (training) of BIBM.
Other members of the research workshop team are Antara Zareen, Assistant Professor of BIBM; Tofayel Ahmed, Assistant Professor of BIBM; Md. Abdul Kayum, Faculty Member of BIBM; Mohammad Anisur Rahman, Deputy General Manager of BIBM;  Pradip Paul, Joint Director of Bangladesh Bank;  Md. Mokter Hossain, Joint Director of Bangladesh Bank; Mahmudur Rahman, Senior Vice President, Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited; A.T.M. Nesarul Hoque, Vice President, Mutual Trust Bank Limited; Foyzur Rahman, Senior Manager, Ocean Network Express(Bangladesh) Limited.
BIBM Director General Toufic Ahmad Choudhury Chaired the Program. A good number of participant’s senior bank executives, academicians, media representatives, faculty members, officers of BIBM participated in the research workshop. The study identifies the problem areas as well as success factors in Transport Documents in Trade Facilitation by Banks in Bangladesh.
Shitangshu Kumar Sur Chowdhury, Banking Reforms Adviser and Former Deputy Governor of Bangladesh Bank was present in the research workshop as the chief guest. BIBM Muzaffar Ahmad Chair Professor Barkat-e-Khuda; Helal Ahmed Chowdhury, Supernumerary Professor of BIBM;  Md.Yasin Ali, Supernumerary Professor of BIBM; Moinul Khan, Commissioner of Customs Valuation and Internal Audit Commissionerate; Md. Mahbub-ul-Alam, Managing Director & CEO of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited; Ahmed Shaheen, Deputy Managing Director of Eastern Bank Limited;  Fayyaz Khundker, Managing Director & CEO of Ocean Network Express(Bangladesh) Limited spoke among others at the workshop.
Shitangshu Kumar Sur Chowdhury said, trade is very complex transactions in terms of number of parties, governing laws, regulation and rules involved. Transport documents are the core of the international trade transactions which involve transportation of the goods in different countries. The international shipping industry is responsible for the carriage of around 90 percent of world trade.
Carrier or agent of the carrier undertakes liability for the carriage of the goods, and arrange measures to support seller and buyer in the process of the transportation of the goods to exercise certain controls. It is to be admitted that international transportation systems have been under increasing pressures to support additional demands in freights volume and the distance at which this freight is being carried he added.
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Monday 3rd December 2018