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Streamline customs procedures: BGMEA

September 20, 2023 00:00:00

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan has urged the customs authority to simplify customs-related procedures and remove all obstacles to facilitate faster and smoother services for the RMG sector, reports UNB.

In a highly competitive global market, he said, Bangladesh must reduce lead times, which is critical to maintaining competitiveness within the fashion industry.

A delegation of the Bangladesh Garment Manu-facturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), led by President Faruque Hassan, held a crucial meeting with Mohammad Fyzur Rahman, Commissioner of Custom House, in Chattogram on Monday.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and address key concerns related to customs procedures affecting the readymade garments (RMG) industry.

The BGMEA president also pointed to the challenges facing the RMG industry, especially a slowdown in orders due to the global economic impacts of the Russia-Ukraine war.

He highlighted the industry's need for government support and cooperation to navigate these challenging times and ensure its sustainable growth.

The BGMEA delegation apprised the Customs Commissioner of the various difficulties faced by garment exporters concerning customs-related services.

They urged the customs authorities to take prompt action in addressing these issues and streamlining services for the RMG industry.

In response, the Customs Commissioner acknowledged the significant contribution of the RMG industry to socioeconomic development of Bangladesh.

He listened to the concerns raised by the BGMEA leaders and assured them of the Customs House's commitment to providing comprehensive support to resolve these challenges and enhance services for RMG exporters.

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