Ambassador of Switzerland to Bangladesh, Nathalie Chuard, accompanied by Thomas Baumgartner, Head of Political, Financial and Cultural Affairs met the newly elected President of BGMEA at the latter’s business in Dhaka. BGMEA President Faruque Hassan, Initially Vice President Syed Nazrul Islam, and Vice President Md. Shahidullah Azim attended the conference.

whatsapp-image-2021-06-15-at-15-22-04The conversations protected challenges pertinent to the readymade garment field in Bangladesh and its progress in the region of social and environmental sustainability. BGMEA President applauded the Swiss envoy for the transformation the market has manufactured above the previous yrs and asked for Switzerland to look at an extension of the EBA scheme below its GSP application for 10 a long time for a smoother transition.

The discussants also highlighted the foreseeable future opportunity of the field and the need to have for business up-grading especially in the spot of expertise and efficiency improvement, technological skills, and diversification of products (in particular non-cotton).

BGMEA sought guidance from the Embassy of Switzerland about the want for a unified code of perform for social audits and collaboration to encourage the untold stories of the industry’s transformation. The possible of foreign expense in non-cotton and complex textiles, mild engineering sector and large-close apparel items were being encouraged.

The Swiss Ambassador expressed her satisfaction with the progress of the field in the area of sustainable manufacturing and assured assistance from the Swiss Authorities.