According to Switzerland's ambassador to Bangladesh Nathalie Chuard, entreprenuers from the country are interested in investing in Bangladesh’s leather sector. A Swiss envoy shared the information in a meeting with Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun at the latter's office in Dhaka. During the meeting, it was agreed that the countries could work together on issues such as patents, designs, trademarks of products and services, and geographical indication products for the protection of intellectual property.
The industries minister also called upon the Swiss ambassador to increase imports of textile and garment products from Bangladesh. According to the Swiss Federal Customs Administration, goods worth about 610 million francs were traded between the two countries in 2020. Of this, Bangladesh exported 60 million Swiss francs and Bangladesh imported goods worth 13 million Swiss francs. Industries Secretary Zakia Sultana was also present.