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RMG sector to get full-fledged institute, testing laboratory

A four-day international sourcing trade shows on RMG industry under one roof yesterday began in the city in a bid to making apparel industry more enriched. Industries Minister Amair Hossain Amu inaugurated the three international events as chief guest. He said, “About 300 factories in accessories and packaging sector are in operation in the country. Products ranging 30 to 35 are being produced in the backward industries of the RMG. The country earned about $5.61 billion in fiscal year 2014-15 by exporting surplus after meeting the local demand.” He said, the government is working to flourish accessories and packaging sectors. As part of

15th GARMENTECH to kick off 13 Jan in city

Three international sourcing trade shows on RMG industry with participation of around 300 companies from more than 30 countries under one roof will be held between January 13-16, 2016, in Dhaka. Mr. Tofail Ahmed, M.P., Minister for Commerce, Govt. of People’s Republic of Bangladesh will be the chief guest to formally open the high-profile events. Zakaria Trade & Fair International, ASK Trade & Exhibitions Pvt Ltd and Bangladesh Garment Accessories & Packaging Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGAPMEA) are jointly organizing the 15th edition of GARMENTECH Bangladesh 2016 – International Apparel

80pc garment factories safe

More than 80 percent of Bangladesh’s garment factories supplying global retailers have been found to be safe, the government said on Monday, citing improvements made after a deadly 2013 accident. Syed Ahmed, the inspector general of factories, said 1,475 garment factories had been assessed as part of a government initiative supported by the International Labour Organization, Canada, the Netherlands and United Kingdom. rmgbdSome 81 percent were found to adhere to building codes, as well as fire and electrical safety standards, he said. Among the other f...

TPP signing worries economists, trade leaders

Bangladesh is set to lose its competitive edge in global apparel business as trade ministers of 12 Asia Pacific nations signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement on Monday. Economists and leaders of trade bodies suggested that Bangladesh should take preparations to join the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in future. Bangladesh is set to lose its competitive edge in global apparel business as trade ministers of 12 Asia Pacific nations struck the deal in Atlanta. rmgThe hard-won deal to create the world’s largest free-trade area, en...

RMG safety improving

National Retail Federation executives returning today from a visit to Bangladesh said a report issued by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety reflects improvements in garment worker safety they saw during tours of factories and other facilities. “The Alliance is doing important work to ensure the safety of Bangladeshi workers who make clothing worn by millions of Americans and other consumers around the world,” NRF Senior ranaplazaVice President for Government Relations David French said. “We saw first-hand in the past few days that significant...

Denim Expo attracting global buyers

The third edition of Bangladesh Denim Expo is scheduled to begin on November 11 in the capital Dhaka aiming to attract global buyers through showcasing jeanswear and latest accessories. Denim Expert Limited, a Bangladesh-Netherlands joint venture operating in the Chittagong-based Karnaphuli Export Processing Zone, is organizing fair to popularize the denimexpodenim products across the world. The two-day long exhibition will be held at Bashundhara Convention City in the capital city which also include a number of seminars on further sustainable devel...