Desk Report: A joint committee has been formed by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), the Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) and Bangladesh Garments Accessories and Packaging Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGAPMEA) to ensure better supply chain collaboration and mutual benefits.
The committee was constituted during a meeting by the leaders of the associations at the BGMEA office at Uttara in Dhaka on January 17. They will also work unitedly to increase RMG exports and enhance the image of the industry.
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan presided over the meeting which was also attended by BGMEA Vice President (Finance) Khandoker Rafiqul Islam, Vice President Md. Nasir Uddin, BGAPMEA President Mohammad Moazzem Hossain Moti and First Vice-President Mohammad Belal.
The 11-member committee headed by BGMEA Vice President Md. Nasir Uddin will act as a bridge between the manufacturers of garments and accessories and packaging to strengthen business relationships through collaboration. The committee will deal with trade-related issues and settle disputes that arise among garments manufacturers and accessories-packaging suppliers.
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said that the garment accessories and packaging industry plays a significant role in meeting the demand of the RMG sector, thus complementing each other. Both garment exporters and accessories suppliers need to work together in a cooperative and collaborative approach to create a win-win situation for all parties, he added.