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BGMEA hopes for continued UK support

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  • 19 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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BGMEA hopes for continued UK support
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan presents a bonsai to British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Dickson during a courtesy visit to BGMEA office in the capital on Tuesday.

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British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Dickson paid a courtesy visit to Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Faruque Hassan.

BGMEA Vice President Shahidullah Azim, Vice President (Finance) Khandoker Rafiqul Islam, Directors Barrister Shehrin Salam Oishee, Asif Ashraf, Tanvir Ahmed, Abdullah Hil Rakib, Barrister Vidiya Amrit Khan, Director of Sales and Investment at British High Commission Dan Pasha and BTMA Director Md. Mosharaf Hossain, among others, were also present at the meeting at BGMEA Complex in Dhaka on Tuesday.

They discussed various trade related issues, including the present situation in the UK market, possible ways to increase Bangladesh’s apparel export share in the UK, challenges of the industry and the areas where the sector is focusing on to remain competitive in the long term.

They also talked about cooperation between the UK and Bangladesh regarding graduation from Least Developed Country (LDC) status, possible changes in the tariff regime and how to retain Bangladesh’s export competitiveness and maintain its standing in the global market in the post-LDC era.