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BGMEA Requests India to Open Land Route for Trade

Aug 06, 2021
BGMEA Requests India to Open Land Route for Trade

Bangladesh 

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has requested the Indian government to expedite and facilitate trade through the Bangaon-Benapole land port.

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan wrote a letter to Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Vikram Kumar Doraiswami in this regard, requesting him to take up the issue with authorities of India and resolve the problem at the earliest to expedite the bilateral trade between India and Bangladesh, which is extremely important for the RMG sector. 

Hassan said Bangladesh’s apparel exporters are importing substantial volume of raw materials from India and the transit time from India to Bangladesh is crucial. Due to the security measures and lack of manpower at the Indian customs point, particularly Bangaon, trade is facing long delays and the transit time is getting very long for the trucks in crossing the Bangaon-Benapole border.

Faruque also said that, many trucks laden with import and export goods are stuck at Indian points which is hampering trade with India and impacting the transit time of raw materials for RMG factories in Bangladesh.

Local entrepreneurs have been trying their utmost to turn around from this situation with the help of the government and all the players involved in supply chain operation.

The BGMEA chief said RMG sector of Bangladesh is facing challenges in meeting the lead time given by foreign buyers to export apparels in the middle of the pandemic and the lockdown.

Source: Dhaka Tribune

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