Jackfruits from Bangladesh are now on sale in a German market.

Lebensmittelmarkt in Berlin, Germany, imported the fruit recently from Bangladesh for the first time. Globepac Foods and Beverage exported the national fruit of Bangladesh to Germany, said a press release.

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Lebensmittelmarkt has imported mangoes from Bangladesh as well.

Shams Uddin Mohammad Sajib, director of Lebensmittelmarkt, 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 added.

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

Md Saiful Islam, commercial counselor of Bangladesh Mission in Berlin, said, “Our main goal is to increase export to the European market. We have already jointly organised an online ‘Special Awareness Workshop’ on Global Gap Certificates in collaboration with the German Agro Business Alliance. 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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