Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi today said Bangladesh wants to increase its RMG exports to the USA since the Bangladeshi RMG products have gained popularity across the world due to their price, standard, and design.
“As a result, the export of Bangladeshi RMG products is gradually increasing,” he said.
The Commerce Minister said this while addressing the closing ceremony of the trade fair titled “Men’s Apparel Guild in California” as the chief guest held at Las Vegas Convention Center yesterday.
Tipu said the present Awami League government under the prudent leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken all necessary steps to boost the country’s exports as well as popularizing the “Made in Bangladesh” tagline before the world.
He said amid the COVID-19 pandemic, all necessary steps have been taken to keep the operations of this RMG sector stable including providing financial support under the stimulus package.
The Commerce Minister said work is underway to improve the qualitative standard of Bangladeshi products, on new design and choices of the clients to boost export of RMG products to the US market.
Side by side, he said all necessary data would be prepared as per the demand of the businesses of the USA.
The Commerce Minister also invited the US RMG businessmen to come to Bangladesh and thus visit the RMG factories and witness the working environment of the RMG workers.
The US businessmen in the fair expressed their interest to work on improving the working environment, production cost, health services, and on sustainable development.
They also showed their interest to boost trade and investment with Bangladesh as well as assured Bangladesh of marketing RMG products in their country.
Commerce Ministry Additional Secretary Md Hafizur Rahman, FBCCI president Md Jashim Uddin, BGMEA Vice President Khandaker Rafiqul Islam, US businessman Bob Burg, commercial president of Informa Kelly Helpman, fair event director Andrew David, were present, among others, on the occasion.
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