The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) engaged in discussions with Canadian Labor Affairs officials at the High Commission of Canada in Dhaka. They explored various topics, including the potential to strengthen trade relations. Key points of discussion included the impact of Bangladesh’s transition from a Least Developed Country (LDC) status on its trade and economy, as well as its readiness for post-LDC economic growth.
BGMEA President highlighted Bangladesh’s thriving ready-made garment industry and its progress in workplace safety, workers’ rights, and environmental sustainability. The president also discussed government initiatives related to labor reforms and minimum wage standards. The president expressed optimism about Canada’s role as a trade partner and emphasized the potential for collaborative trade and investment initiatives between the two countries. Canadian officials, including the High Commissioner to Bangladesh, also attended the meeting, along with BGMEA representatives.