BGMEA seeks UK support to settle non-payment issues

Staff Correspondent

1 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

BGMEA seeks UK support to settle non-payment issues

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has sought British government’s support to settle Bangladeshi suppliers’ non-payment issues created by some of the British brands during the Covid-19 crisis.

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan made the call at a view-exchange meeting with the visiting British Deputy High Commissioner to Bangladesh Javed Patel at BGMEA office in the capital on Sunday.

They discussed various trade issues including sustainability in the RMG sector and ways to further cooperation between the UK and Bangladesh for development of the industry.

The discussion also included cooperation between the UK and Bangladesh regarding graduation from LDC, possible changes in the tariff regime and how Bangladesh could retain its market access in the post-LDC era in the UK.

The BGMEA President expressed thanks to the Deputy High Commissioner for the friendly support of the UK for betterment of Bangladesh’s apparel industry.

Mahesh Mishra, Counsellor, Prosperity and Economic Growth Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, British High Commission in Dhaka, Miran Ali, Vice President, BGMEA and Md Imranur Rahman, Director, BGMEA were also present at the meeting.