Increased business interactions and collaboration between apparel and textile exporters of Bangladesh and India can open up new trade opportunities.
It is important to provide more avenues and platforms to bring manufacturers and exporters of both countries closer so that they can reap mutual trade benefits.
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Faruque Hassan came up with the observations while exchanging views with Renu Mohindra, managing director of Apparel Resources, in Dhaka Sunday.
Issues of mutual interests were discussed during the meeting, especially possible collaboration between the BGMEA and Apparel Resources in promoting Bangladesh's garment industry globally through its trade exhibitions and online news portal.
They also talked about the participation of Bangladeshi garment manufacturers in the upcoming Apparel Sourcing Week scheduled to be held in Bengaluru, India on 1-2 July.
Nitish Varshney, assistant editor of Apparel Online, was also present at the meeting.