Faruque Hassan, President, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, has demanded removal of trade barriers in Japan to boost apparel shipments to the East Asian nation.
He expressed willingness to initiate communication between businessmen in Bangladesh and Japan, particularly those who are involved in the fashion industry.
Hassan also sought cooperation from the Japan’s envoy to increase garment exports to the nation. He urged ITO Naoki, Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh to encourage Japanese businessmen to make investments in potential sectors in Bangladesh, especially in the non-cotton textile sector.
The Japanese envoy hinted at extending incentive facility to apparel factories inside export processing zones against their exports to new markets.
He also urged Bangladesh to work more for ease of doing of business to attract Japanese investment.
Hassan hoped, Japan would continue providing its cooperation to Bangladesh in its march towards more prosperity.