Under the new rules, named 'Textile Industry (registration and one-stop service centre) Rules-2021', investors have to obtain both 'proposed licence' and 'existing licence' from the Department of Textiles (DoT).
Under the new rules, named
‘Textile Industry (registration and one-stop service centre) Rules-2021’,
investors in Bangladesh have to obtain both ‘proposed licence’ and ‘existing
licence’ from the Department of Textiles (DoT).
The ‘proposed licence’ will be
issued to the textile industries until starting commercial production – this
licence will be valid for two years. The investors will be eligible for
‘existing licence’ after starting commercial production. The rules, issued by
the Ministry of Textile and Jute recently, have been framed under the Textile
The government has issued the
new rule for investors of the clothing and textile industries, keeping a
provision of getting environment and fire safety clearance first prior to obtaining
However, following proposals of
the Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA), the ministry has waived the
provision that makes the factory owners solely responsible for any fire
incidence in the factory.
Punitive measures will be taken
on fire incidence following the report of an investigation committee, according
to the new guidelines.
The rules will be also
applicable for primary textile, readymade garment, allied textile, and
packaging and accessories manufacturers.
In the draft, the BTMA pointed out a number of areas, which are not relevant to the
On environmental clearance, the
textile mill owners said knit, weaving and spinning mills did not process any
wet materials so it was irrelevant for them to obtain the certificate.
Sources: The Financial Express
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