A delegation of the Canada-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CBCCI) led by its Executive Vice-President Areef Rahman on Monday met with Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Faruque Hassan to discuss potential collaboration in boosting RMG exports to Canada.
During the meeting, they discussed prospects of Bangladesh’s RMG exports in the Canadian market and how Bangladeshi exporters could explore more business opportunities through participation in the trade fair titled "CBCCI Trade Expo 2023" which will be organised by the CBCCI in Toronto from November 17 to 19, read a press release.
Farzana Ali, country director of CBCCI in Bangladesh, and Bangladeshi film actor Ferdous Ahmed, who is promoting the trade fair as its brand ambassador, were also present at the meeting held at the BGMEA Complex in Dhaka’s Uttara.
Faruque Hassan said Bangladesh was keen to increase its ready-made garment (RMG) exports to Canada, especially with high-value products like jacket, outerwear, technical textile items, and lingerie.
He also said the BGMEA had been supporting garment exporters in expanding their business in existing markets like Canada and exploring new emerging markets as well.
“BGMEA provides support to its member garment factories in participating in international trade fairs so that they could build relationships with new buyers and demonstrate the capabilities of Bangladesh’s apparel industry, especially in manufacturing more complex and high-value items,” he added.
Faruque thanked the CBCCI for organising the trade fair, saying the event would provide an opportunity to strengthen business ties with potential Canadian buyers and ramp up RMG exports.
He laid emphasis on intensifying the focus on the Canadian market to make optimum use of the duty-free market access to Canada.
He assured the CBCCI of BGMEA’s all-out cooperation in promoting the participation of the BGMEA member factories in the trade fair.