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Bangladesh wants to export more RMG to US

  • Special Correspondent
  • 13 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has urged the US buyers to source more apparel products from Bangladesh.

He said the country’s garment industry would seek to supply an increased volume of quality products to the US market.

“Our 83.5 percent of export earnings come from the apparel sector. Our garment products are popular due to its quality, prices and designs,” said Tipu Munshi at a garment fair in California, US on Wednesday.

Speaking as the chief guest at the concluding ceremony of the fair “Mans Apparel Guild in California”, the commerce minister said the country’s apparel industry had transformed itself after the tragic Rana Plaza incident in 2012.

He said, “Most of the apparel factories in Bangladesh are green or environment-friendly.”

He called upon the US buyers to visit Bangladesh as they can get knowledge on made in Bangladesh apparel industry.    

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina encouraged the sector to promote “Made in Bangladesh” brand, Munshi said.

About the pandemic support, he said, “The government has already granted stimulus package to help the readymade garment industry recover from the pandemic shocks.”

He mentioned that around 4.5 million workers are employed in the sector and most of them are women.

The event was also attended by president of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) MdJasim Uddin, vice-president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA)KhandakerRafiqul Islam, Consulate General of Bangladesh in Los Angeles Tareque Muhammad, additional secretary at Commerce Ministry Md Hafizur Rahman and director at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sohalee Sabrin.