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US Congressman hopes progress in Bangladesh garment sector
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Aug '13
Sander Levin, the visiting US Congressman, is hoping that Bangladesh’s readymade garment sector would see further progress on account of united efforts from all stakeholders, including the buyers and retailers.
 
During his meeting with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Mr. Levin said the suspension of the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) facilities for Bangladesh by the US Trade Representative (USTR) was not a stand by the Obama administration against Bangladesh.
 
Mr. Levin, who is on a three-day visit to Dhaka, said apparel buyers and retailers would have to play their due role for development of Bangladesh’s clothing industry, and there is a need for all to put a unified effort.
 
On her part, Prime Minister Hasina informed Mr. Levin about the various steps taken by her Government, including adoption of the Labour Law 2013 and setting up new firefighting stations to improve safety at garment factories.
 
Mr. Levin is the second US Congressman to visit Dhaka in recent months, as earlier in June, US Congressman George Miller visited Dhaka to study labour conditions in Bangladesh garment factories.
 
In 2012, the US imported nearly US$ 5 billion worth of apparel from Bangladesh. It also imported another US$ 35 million worth of products from Bangladesh, under the GSP facility, which does not cover clothing items.
 

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