BGMEA urges NBR to ensure faster delivery of raw materials through green channel

Desk Report: BGMEA President Faruque Hassan urged the National Board of Revenue (NBR) to provide green channel facility to RMG exporters to ensure faster delivery of imported garment raw materials through coordination between Customs and port authorities.

He also called on the NBR to issue self-clearance licence to RMG exporters to allow them to take quick
delivery of imported raw materials from the ports.

He made the request during a meeting with NBR Chairman Abu Hena Md Rahmatul Muneem at NBR
office in Dhaka on July 4.

BGMEA Vice President Shahidullah Azim, Director Asif Ashraf and Chair of BGMEA Standing Committee
on Foreign Mission Cell Shams Mahmud were also present at the meeting.

The BGMEA leaders stressed on the importance of simplifying business procedures for the exportoriented apparel industry in order to retain its competitiveness in the global market.

They requested the NBR to remove customs and bond related hindrances from the business proceedings
to accelerate the growth of the RMG industry.

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said simplified business procedures will reduce lead time, thus will
make the apparel industry of Bangladesh more competitive.It will pave the way of seizing new opportunities that are lying ahead of the RMG industry, he added.

NBR Chairman Abu Hena Md Rahmatul Muneem congratulated the RMG sector on making outstanding
contribution to the total export earnings of Bangladesh that reached USD 52.08 billion in 2021-2022
financial years where apparel industry alone fetched USD 42.61 billion.