The Netherlands will support Bangladesh export diversified jute products to the European Union (EU). The CBI will be the implementing agency of the Dutch government. The CBI will take a project to assist the home textiles and handicrafts entrepreneurs of Bangladesh, particularly focusing on the jute-based products for the EU market due to the jute's eco-friendliness and the sector's potential for employment generation especially for women. The CBI will also consider more training opportunities for trade diplomats from Bangladesh.
Considering the huge potential of jute as an eco-friendly product as well as its huge appeal in Europe, CBI will explore more marketing opportunities and assist up-scaling through improved value addition in jute and other jute-based products including various similar products in the sphere of home décor. Selected-businesses and entrepreneurs will have access to tailor-made assistance packages under the new program of assistance between Bangladesh and the Netherlands.