BGMEA, the country’s apex trade body for the apparel sector, has set a roadmap to make the local garment units fully compliant within the next three years. The roadmap will be implemented in association with Multi-stakeholder Forum Bangladesh (MFB), the Bangladesh chapter of MFA Forum. The UK-based MFA Forum is an international organisation comprised of the buyers’ representatives, stockholders, trade unions and NGOs. The newly formed MFB will work for the local garment industry.

Expressing their desire to make the ready made garments (RMG) units compliant under a unified code of conduct, which will be formulated through participation of all sides including buyer, sellers and workers, the leaders of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) said the buyers should come forward to increase the prices of Bangladeshi garment product to cope with the cost of being compliant. They were exchanging views with journalists at the BGMEA office in Dhaka on May 8.