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US wants to hike import of Bangladesh apparel: US envoy
Aug '16
At a press conference, US ambassador to Bangladesh, Marcia Bernicat said the US wants to increase import of apparels and other products from Bangladesh.

The press conference was held following a meeting with office bearers of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA).

At the meeting held at the BGMEA headquarters, Marcia Bernicat discussed various apparel industry issues including Bangladesh's export potential in the US market and remediation finance.

“The US is the second largest market for Bangladesh's clothing products after the European Union and will source more apparel's from the country,” the ambassador said.

She was allaying fears after the terrorist attack last month on a Dhaka café, which left 22 people dead, mostly foreigners.

“We have not asked our citizens to stop travelling Bangladesh, but have called for maintaining cautiousness during travel,” Bernicat told media persons.

“The US buys more Bangladeshi garment products than any other country in the world, which increased 7.55 per cent to about $6.2 billion in 2015,” she informed.

“Since we are committed, we have encouraged all US businesses to come here and continue doing their business here,” the ambassador stated. (AR)

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