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EU warns Bangladesh of consequences if progress not made
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Dec '13
EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht has warned Bangladesh of consequences if the country does not make substantial progress in improving the workers’ security at the readymade garment (RMG) factories, reports Dhaka Tribune.
 
Speaking at a press conference on the sidelines of the ninth WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia, Mr. De Gucht said Bangladesh should implement the mutually agreed roadmap to improve the conditions of garment factories in the country so as to avoid any serious consequence in its foreign trade.
 
Replying to a question about the EU’s intention over trade concession to Bangladesh, Mr. De Gucht said if substantial progress is not made by Bangladesh in improving working conditions at apparel units, there will be a serious problem with the EU and EU Parliament.
 
Bangladesh currently enjoys quota-free and duty-free market access for its garments to the European market.
 
The Trade Commissioner said the EU was working closely with the Government of Bangladesh to improve the working conditions at garment factories, and it would be in Bangladesh’s interest to take the roadmap, as agreed in July this year, seriously and put things right.
 
Bangladesh’s Commerce Secretary Mahbub Ahmed said the Government has adopted an action plan in consultation with the US and the EU and has achieved substantial progress in implementation of the same.
 
He added that the progress in implementation of the action plan is being shared with the EU and the US on a regular basis.
 

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