Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Faruque Hassan on Thursday urged the government of Brazil to provide duty-free access for Bangladeshi apparel products to their market.
He made the call while Brazilian ambassador to Bangladesh Joao Tabajara de Oliveira Junior paid a courtesy call on BGMEA President Faruque Hassan at BGMEA PR office in Gulshan, said press release.
They had discussions about how Brazil and Bangladesh can reap mutual trade benefits through collaboration in the apparel and textile industry.
The BGMEA President apprised the envoy of the future priorities of Bangladesh RMG industry, with special focus on diversification in products, market and innovation in product development.
He said Bangladesh is willing to import more cotton from Brazil for its ready-made garment industry and requested for cooperation from the Ambassador in this regard.
They talked about scope of collaboration and support from Brazil especially in building capacity of Bangladesh's RMG sector in design development for value-added apparel products.
"While Brazil has a huge pool of designers and experts, we have huge manufacturing capacity. If Brazil and Bangladesh can work together in developing our capability in designing and manufacturing value-added products which can be exported to South American countries. It will benefit both Brazil and Bangladesh," the BGMEA president added.