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BGMEA President seeks Germany’s support to continue duty benefits in EU for 12 years after LDC graduation

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The newly appointed Ambassador of Germany to Bangladesh, H.E. Achim Tröster, paid a courtesy call on BGMEA President Faruque Hassan at BGMEA office in Dhaka on October 4.

The BGMEA President welcomed the new German Ambassador and apprised him of the present situation of Bangladesh’s apparel industry, its challenges, opportunities and future priorities. Highlighting the progress made by the industry in the areas of workplace safety, environmental sustainability and workers’ welfare, Faruque Hassan requested the envoy to promote the RMG industry positively to his government, buyers and other relevant stakeholders.

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He also sought Germany’s support in the continuation of duty-benefit for Bangladesh in the European Union for 12 years after the graduation from LDC in 2026 to ensure smoother transition. BGMEA President Faruque Hassan expressed thanks to Ambassador Achim Tröster for the German government’s friendly support for the betterment of Bangladesh RMG industry.

They expressed willingness about more collaboration for further development of Bangladesh garment industry, especially in the area of sustainability.

BGMEA Vice President Shahidullah Azim, Vice President Miran Ali and Ms. Caren Blume, Head of Development Section at the Embassy were also present at on the occasion