Desk Report: Some 72 companies, have been selected for the ‘Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Export Trophy’ based on the highest export earnings in the 2018-19 financial year.
Commerce ministry sources have confirmed the matter, the gazette notification stating the medals (gold, silver, bronze) being awarded to the businesses will be issued within a short time.
According to the sources, Rifat Garments Limited has been selected for the best exporter award this year on the basis of the highest export earnings. The award has been named Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Export Trophy.
Rifat Garments Ltd received the gold medal in ready-made garment (woven) sector while AKM Knit Wear Limited and Ananta Apparels Limited Apparels Ltd have respectively been awarded with 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, world’s first LEED platinum-certified denim textile, is getting the gold medal in the textile fabrics sector. Besides, Akij Textile Mills Limited is getting the silver medal, and Nice Denims Mills Limited is getting the bronze medal.
Zaber & Zubair Fabrics Limited and ACS Textile (Bangladesh) Limited received gold medal in the home and specialized textile products sector.
Universal Jeans Limited and Pacific Jeans Limited are winning 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).
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 in the fiscal year 2017-17. Zaber & Zubair Fabrics Limited won the best exporter award five times in a row.