Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association has requested Switzerland to consider an extension of the EBA (Everything but Arms) scheme under its GSP programme for 10 years to help Bangladesh's smoother transition to a developing economy.
Ambassador of Switzerland to Bangladesh Nathalie Chuard, accompanied by Thomas Baumgartner, Head of Political, Economic, and Cultural Affairs met the President of BGMEA Faruque Hassan at the latter’s office in the city on Tuesday and discussed the trade issues.
BGMEA's first Vice President Syed Nazrul Islam, and Vice President Md. Shahidullah Azim attended the meeting.
The discussions covered issues pertinent to the readymade garment industry in Bangladesh and its progress in the area of social and environmental sustainability.