71 companies get ‘National Export Trophy 2018-19’

Rifat Garments Ltd (Ha-meem Group) has been awarded the “Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Exports Trophy” as the best exporter for FY18.

Desk Report: A total of seventy-one companies were awarded the ‘National Export Trophy 2018-19’ for their contribution and performance in the country’s export earnings as well as other compliance issues.

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi today handed over the gold, bronze and silver trophies to the recipients at a ceremony as chief guest in Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Centre in the Purbachal area, said a press release.

The Ministry of Commerce and the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) jointly organised the award distribution ceremony. This year 29 gold, 24 silver and 18 bronze trophies were given in different categories and services.

The award recipients are listed below:

Rifat Garments Ltd received the gold medal in the ready-made garment (woven) sector while AKM Knit Wear Limited and Ananta Apparels Limited Apparels Ltd have respectively been awarded silver and bronze medals.

Besides, GMS Composite Knitting Industries secured the gold medal in Knitwear while Square Fashions Limited and 4H Fashions Limited received silver and bronze medals respectively.

In the yarn sector, Badsha Textile Limited received gold medal, Kamal Yarn Limited silver medal and Nice Cotton Limited received bronze medals.

Envoy Textile, the world’s first LEED platinum-certified denim textile, received the gold medal in the textile fabrics sector. Besides, Akij Textile Mills Limited secured the silver medal, and Nice Denims Mills Limited secured the bronze medal.

Zaber & Zubair Fabrics Limited and ACS Textile (Bangladesh) Limited received a gold medal in the home and specialized textile products sector. Noman Group has won 4 medals, of which 2 are gold and 2 bronze. Noman Terry Towel Mills Limited won the gold medal in the Teri Towel sector.

Universal Jeans Limited and Pacific Jeans Limited won gold and silver medals respectively in the garment sector under EPZ (knit and oven) with 100% ownership of Bangladesh (‘C’ category). Pacific Jeans Limited has won the gold medal a total of 11 times, of which the company secured the award for 8 consecutive years.

Fardin Accessories Ltd won gold medals and RM Interlining Ltd won silver medals in other products and services under the garment sector under EPZ (knit and oven) with 100% ownership of Bangladesh (‘C’ category).

In the packaging and accessories products category, M&U Packaging Ltd won the gold medal, Montrims Ltd won the silver medal and Uniglory Paper and Packaging Ltd won the bronze medal.

Square Textiles Ltd won the gold medal in the reserved sector (products and services) for women entrepreneurs or exporters, Al-Salam Fabrics Pvt Ltd won the silver medal.

Last year, sixty-six companies have been awarded the National Export Trophy for their outstanding performance in the country’s export earnings

Senior Secretary of the Commerce Ministry Tapan Kanti Ghosh presided over the function while Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) President Md Jasim Uddin attended as the special guest.