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Middle East Conflict Sparks Fears of Loss in RMG Export Orders

Industry: RMG & Textile

The ongoing unrest in the Middle East is indeed causing significant concerns for Bangladesh’s export trade, particularly in the garment industry. The potential rise in oil prices and disruptions in transportation routes, especially via the Suez Canal, are compounding challenges for exporters.

The Suez Canal plays a crucial role in connecting Bangladesh’s export products to European markets, saving both time and transportation costs. However, with the current instability in the Middle East, alternative routes via South Africa are less efficient and more costly, ultimately impacting exporting entrepreneurs.

The fear of delays in product delivery has prompted European buyers to seek alternative sourcing options closer to home, such as Turkey. This shift in export orders reflects concerns about timely delivery and highlights the need for contingency plans amidst geopolitical uncertainties.

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