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BGMEA seeks Denmark support to continue duty benefit in EU market

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 4 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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BGMEA seeks Denmark support to continue duty benefit in EU market
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan presents a crest to Denmark Ambassador to Bangladesh Winnie Estrup Petersen during his visit at BGMEA office at Gulshan in the capital on Sunday.

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Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Faruque Hassan has sought the support of the Government of Denmark to secure extension of duty-benefit for Bangladesh in the European Union for 12 years after the graduation from LDC in 2026 to ensure smoother transition.

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan has requested Danish Ambassador Winnie Estrup to share the positive development and stories about the RMG industry with both brands and consumers what she witnessed during her stay in Dhaka.

He also urged the envoy to request Danish brands and retailers to be more rational in pricing as nobody can justify lower price to produce socially fair goods.

The BGMEA President made this call while Ambassador of Denmark to Bangladesh Winnie Estrup Petersen paid a courtesy call on him at BGMEA PR office in the capital on Sunday.

They had discussions about issues related to the readymade garment (RMG) industry in Bangladesh, including its progress in the areas of workplace safety, environmental sustainability and wellbeing of workers.

They also talked about scope of further collaboration and cooperation from Denmark especially in enhancing productivity and facilitating more use of energy-efficient technologies in the garment industry of Bangladesh.

Denmark is a member country of the European Union which provides duty-free market access to Bangladesh as a LDC under its EBA program.

  BGMEA Vice President Shahidullah Azim, Vice President Miran Ali, Sector Counsellor Soren Asbjorn Albertsen and Ali Mushtaq Butt, Commercial Counsellor at the Danish Embassy were also present.