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Guidebook on global apparel buyers published

2012-09-15-21-08-47-BKMEA-Logo-tmA business directory containing more than 25,000 addresses of global apparel buyers in 160 countries was launched Saturday with hopes that it would help Bangladesh entrepreneurs expand their export destinations and thus post higher growth of exports.

It also gives important information such as import statistics, lists of importable items, and tariff and non-tariff structures on knitwear and oven garments across the globe.

The guidebook-titled ‘Global Buyers’ Information Directory’-especially holds tips on the trade in the European Union (EU) countries, the United States of America (USA), Latin America, Japan, China, Australia, South Africa, Russia and Caribbean Islands.

Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) published the business guidebook for the benefits of the country’s businessmen in the readymade garment (RMG) sector.

Launching the directory as chief guest at a ceremony at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed .

President of BKMEA A K M Salim Osman MP presided over the function while First Vice-President of BKMEA, AH Aslam Sani delivered the address of welcome and  State Minister for Labour and Employment Md Mujibul Haque Chunnu,, Mansoor Ahmed, Second Vice-President of BKMEA, delivered the concluding speech.

Knitwear factories under the BKMEA, the apex trade body of the apparel sub-sector established on December 2, 1996, have maintained an aggregate 12 per cent growth. They earned over $12 billion from export during the fiscal year (FY) 2013-1

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Source: Financial Express

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