Thursday, February 29, 2024

GSP withdrawal for Bangladesh under consideration: US

Decision on next steps by June The United States on Thursday said withdrawal of Generalised System of Preferences facility for Bangladesh was under consideration and the decision on it would be announced by the end of June. ‘All options remain under consideration, including possible suspension, limitation or withdrawal of GSP benefits,’ said Lewis Karesh, who ... Read more

US officials watching factory conditions

The United States officials are in touch with their counterparts in Bangladesh about the concerns over conditions in the factories in the country, US State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Thursday. “I will tell you that our officials are, of course, in touch with officials in Bangladesh about the conditions in the factories there,” ... Read more

EU urged to act to prevent factory accidents

Following the recent fires and building collapse at factories in Bangladesh, Members of European Parliament on Thursday called for justice for victims and EU action to prevent similar events in future. The Parliament recalls in the resolution adopted on Thursday that Bangladesh benefits from duty and quota-free access to the EU market and that these

Ershad’s call to prevent RMG fires

Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad has urged the government and the  Bangladesh Garments Manufacturer and Exporters’ Association (BGMEA) leaders to take steps to prevent further  casualties in accidents like fire and building collapse in the country’s garment factories. He said, the garment workers through their  hard labour are helping the country to earn foreign currencies,

High-powered panel to oversee RMG

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the Cabinet Secretary to form a high-powered committee headed by a state minister for submitting a report before the cabinet soon after visiting all the garment factories to review infrastructures and other safety measures, taken by the factory-owners. Sheikh Hasina, also president of Awami League (AL),

Garment makers move to right labour wrongs

Share their steps with The Daily Star following international outcry Against the background of growing concern over labour rights violation in Bangladesh, garment makers yesterday said they had taken the issue seriously and started to improve work environment and maintain compliance in factories. They said garment makers have already engaged the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) “Better ... Read more