Bernicat praises Bangladeshi RMG producers

July 18, 2018

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat said USA is the number one consumer of Bangladesh’s exports, especially ready-made garment (RMG) products. Bernicat praised leading apparel and garment producers in Bangladesh for choosing top-quality US cotton to produce products that are in demand throughout the world. US cotton is helping to drive growth in the RMG sector in Bangladesh, she added.  The USA ambassador said this while speaking at a seminar and a fashion show organized by COTTON USA in Dhaka to celebrate the third Cotton Day in Bangladesh. The ambassador also applauded the willingness of the Bangladesh government to consider removing trade barriers that limit access for Bangladesh importers of US cotton. Cotton Council International (CCI) introduced in 2016 the observance of Cotton Day to celebrate US Cotton as well as Bangladesh being the largest manufacturer and exporter of cotton apparel products. In the fashion show, the country’s leading brands YELLOW and Amanat Shah as well as COTTON USA Licensee and Cotton LEADS partner mills- Envoy Textiles Ltd, Hamid Fabrics Ltd, and Square Group showcased a selection of Bangladeshi and western clothing. The electrifying show displayed 100 per cent US cotton and cotton-made garments, highlighting Bangladesh’s rich cotton apparel heritage. The event took place at a local hotel in Dhaka yesterday. An eight member COTTON USA executive delegation consisting of Raymond Faus, president of American Cotton Shippers Association (ACSA),  Tim North, ACSA,  Carlos Garcia, AMCOT,  John Lindamood, American Cotton Producers, Steve Wilbur, American Cotton Producers, Tim Barry, Vice President ICE Futures- ICE,  Marc Lewkowitz, President, SUPIMA, William Bettendorf, Director- South Asia, Cotton Council International arrived in Dhaka on Sunday to meet Bangladeshi spinning and garment industry and promote use of US Cotton and engage the industries to better understand US Cotton.

Source: RMG BD