A bilateral meeting of Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (Ticfa) between Bangladesh and the United States started on Wednesday morning at State guesthouse Padma in the city.
Commerce Secretary (in charge) Shubhashish Bose is leading a 21-member Bangladesh side comprising of Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque and Labour Secretary Mikail Shipar, sources said.
The 15-member US side is being led by Assistant US Trade Representative for South and Central Asian Affairs Mark Linscott comprising US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat.
In the meeting, Bangladesh is pushing the US for ensuring fair prices for Bangladeshi products and easing further access of its products and services to the US market, and is also stressing on technology transfer, digital economy and seeking increased investment in various areas, including infrastructure development.
This is going to be the first such bilateral meeting after the Trump Administration assumed office.
The meeting outcome will be briefed at 5:30pm.
Earlier, the US side said they would discuss the whole range of issues, especially the ways to boost Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and two-way trade between the two countries, and labour rights.
The meeting was originally scheduled for December 13, 2016 but was delayed for the recently held elections in the US.