The bilateral trade between the India and Bangladesh can utilise their connectivity to boost trade. There is immense scope for increasing Food & Beverages (F&B) exports from India to Bangladesh, says an senior official. Bangladesh is sending a strong buyer delegation to India during the upcoming Indus Food-II to be held in January 2019, in Greater Noida, organised jointly with Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The bilateral trade between the two countries is set to touch $9 billion, out of which Bangladesh exports goods are worth $900 million. “India being an immediate neighbour with whom Bangladesh not only shares a long border but also culture, traditions and language will be looking towards India to import the items it needs,” says Jahangir Bin Alam, CEO India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (IBCCI). Presently, Bangladesh’s total import of F&B from the world is $5016.4 million, out of which India is 5th in ranking with exports worth $332.4 million. Bangladesh currently sources 17.2 % of its F&B requirements from Brazil, followed by Indonesia (12.1%), Canada (9.7%), Argentina (9.1%) and India (6.6%). Improved connectivity between the two countries will help a lot in developing trade further.