BGMEA wants Danish brands, retailers to be more rational in pricing

Published : 05 Oct 2021 12:51 AM | Updated : 05 Oct 2021 05:11 PM

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters  Association (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 Gulshan.

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.

 Faruque Hassan sought the support of the Government of Denmark in securing  continuation of duty-benefit for Bangladesh in the European Union for 12  years after the graduation from LDC in 2026 to ensure smoother transition. 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.

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