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British Deputy High Commissioner to Bangladesh Javed Patel paid a courtesy visit to BGMEA President Faruque Hassan at BGMEA office on 30 May.
They discussed various trade issues including sustainability in the RMG sector and ways to further cooperation between the UK and Bangladesh for development of the industry.
The BGMEA President sought the support of the British government with regard to non-payment by some of the British brands to their Bangladeshi suppliers during the Covid-19 crisis.
The discussion also included cooperation between the UK and Bangladesh regarding graduation from LDC, possible changes in the tariff regime and how Bangladesh could retain its market access in the post-LDC era in the UK.
The BGMEA President expressed thanks to the Deputy High Commissioner for the friendly support of the UK for betterment of Bangladesh’s apparel industry.
Mahesh Mishra, Counsellor, Prosperity and Economic Growth Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, British High Commission in Dhaka, Miran Ali, Vice President, and Md. Imranur Rahman, Director, BGMEA were also present at the meeting.