Dutch Minister tells garment sector to demand fair pricing

October 01, 2016 - Bangladesh

Netherlands minister for foreign trade Lilianne Ploumen exhorted Bangladesh garment exporters to demand fair pricing from their buyers and gather the courage to refuse the deal, if the demand was not met. Ploumen who was addressing the media on the sidelines of a conference held in Dhaka, added that transparency was missing in supply chains.

While delivering the inaugural address of the conference, she had earlier said, “Buyers do not want to share how much they pay, while producers also do not share how much they charge, which needs to be changed.”

Ploumen advised the exporters to share their experience with brands to the world outside, by making use of their online presence, which offers transparency.

“Since, everyone will be able to see this information, it will give you the power, which brands will have to take with all seriousness,” she observed. (AR)