Workers unload jackfruits from a truck at a market in Sreepur upazila, Gazipur Dhaka Tribune

No Berlin trader ever imported fruits or vegetables directly from Bangladesh before

Jackfruits from Bangladesh are now on sale in the markets of Germany.

Lebensmittelmarkt in Berlin imported the fruit recently from Bangladesh for the first time.

Globepac Foods and Beverage, a Bangladeshi company, has the credit of exporting the national fruit of Bangladesh to Germany, according to a press release.

Lebensmittelmarket, however, has imported mangoes from Bangladesh before as well.

Shams Uddin Mohammad Sajib, director of the Lebensmittelmarket, said: “We started direct trade with Bangladesh through the import of mangoes and jackfruits.”

No Berlin trader ever imported fruits or vegetables directly from Bangladesh before, he also said.

“There has already been a huge response of Bangladeshi fruits in German markets and almost all the mangoes have been sold on the first day,” Sajib added.

Md Saiful Islam, commercial counselor of Bangladesh Mission in Berlin, said: “Our main goal is to increase export in the European market. We have already jointly organized an online special awareness workshop on Global Gap Certificates in collaboration with the German Agro Business Alliance, were about 40 businessmen from Bangladesh participated.”

Speakers at the workshop identified that the main conditions for entering the European market are product quality and certification, he mentioned.

He hoped that Bangladeshi traders will be able to capture the European market by fulfilling all the conditions.

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