The country’s apparel apex body, BGMEA, on Tuesday sought support from the Bangladesh High Commission in London regarding non-payment of some of the British brands to their local suppliers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Faruque Hassan made the request when Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem paid a courtesy call at his office in the city, according to a statement.
They discussed various trade issues including export opportunities to the UK and generating ways to attract more foreign direct investment from the kingdom.
The discussions also encompassed the issues regarding Bangladesh’s graduation from LDC, possible changes in the tariff regime and how Bangladesh could retain its market access in the post-LDC status in the UK, added the statement.
BGMEA Vice President Miran Ali was also present at the meeting.