Need to reduce lead time in garment industry- Faruque Hassan

Chattogram: Faruque Hassan, the President of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), emphasized the need for expeditious and efficient services in the garment industry to ensure the country’s competitiveness.

In a meeting with Commissioner Mohammad Faizur Rahman at the Chattogram Customs House on Monday, September 18, Faruque Hassan discussed the importance of simplifying customs-related procedures and removing barriers in the textile industry.

He stated that to maintain Bangladesh’s competitive edge in the fiercely competitive global market, the government must take a lead role in the fashion industry. Coping with challenges in the industry and ensuring steady progress require policy support and government assistance in the garment sector, particularly during challenging times.

The meeting at the Customs House was attended by BGMEA’s Vice President Syed Nazrul Islam, Vice President Rakibul Alam Chowdhury, Director M. M. Muyedeen Chowdhury, Director A. S. M. Safiul Karim (Khokon), Director A. H. Ehsanul Haque, former Director Anjan Shekhar Das, and Mohammad Kamal Uddin, Chairman of BGMEA’s Standing Committee on Trade Fairs, and Humayun Kabir Salim, Chairman of BGMEA’s Standing Committee on Cash Incentives.

Commissioner Md. Jakir Hossain and Joint Commissioner Tafsir Uddin Bhuiya of the Customs Department also attended the meeting. EAKH President Akhtar Hossain, Editor Kazi Mahmud Imam, and Editor Liakat Ali Howlader, who specializes in port affairs, were also present.

The BGMEA delegation briefed the Customs Commissioner on various issues related to customs services and informed him about the challenges faced by garment exporters.

The Customs Commissioner praised the significant contribution of the garment industry to the economic and social development of Bangladesh. He assured the BGMEA delegation of his commitment to resolving customs-related issues and increasing customs services for garment exporters.

Efforts to enhance customs services and facilitate the garment industry are seen as vital to maintaining Bangladesh’s position as a leading player in the global fashion and textile market.