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9 industry bodies urge partners to honour contract terms

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Apr '20
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Industry bodies in six countries have urged global brands, retailers and traders to consider the potential impact on workers and small businesses while taking purchase decisions. Nine business associations of STAR Network (Sustainable Textile of Asian Region) from six exporting countries called on their global partners to honour contracts terms.

A joint statement was recently issued by Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA), China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC), Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA), Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PHMA), Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA), Towel Manufacturers Association of Pakistan (TMA) and Vietnam Textile and Garment Association (VITAS).

They called for taking delivery or shipment, and proceeding with payment as agreed upon for goods already produced and currently in production with materials ready, and not cancelling orders that are already in production, according to newspaper reports in Bangladesh.

Responsible purchasing practices of brand companies, retailers and traders of the global textile and apparel supply chains will bring enormous impacts on the fundamental rights of millions of workers and the livelihood of their families in the supplier end, the statement read.

The organisations said it is time for global businesses to uphold and honour their commitment to labour rights, social responsibility and sustainable supply chains.

They called for putting no responsibility on suppliers for delay of delivery or shipment and for claiming no compensation for such delays and no further improper pressure on suppliers by additional costs, rushing orders or unnecessary visits and audits.

The organisations sought all efforts and engage with local stakeholders for a better understanding of the local situation and contexts.

They underscored the need for dialogue and collaborative settlement to ensure mutually acceptable solutions to disputes.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)


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