Bangladesh knitwear manufacturers are demanded easing of Brazil's visa rules so that more businessmen from Bangladesh can travel frequently to the Latin American country to explore business opportunities. AKM Salim Osman, President of the Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA), made the request while speaking at a meeting to discuss issues.
As per a BKMEA statement, the Brazilian Ambassador to Bangladesh, João Tabajara de Oliveira Júnior attended the meeting where Osman urged the envoy to help bilateral investment as Brazil is an important source for Bangladesh for raw cotton. He also proposed a joint venture investment by Bangladesh's knitwear entrepreneurs to import yarn from Brazil.
Regular interactions between Chambers of both countries can help establish warm business relations, the statement added. It may be noted that during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Bangladesh supplied millions of pieces of jerseys to Brazil.