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Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association response to report

Author: Tribune (Bangladesh), Published on: 16 December 2015

"BGMEA slams New York University study on Bangladesh RMG workers", 21 Dec 2015

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association has rejected outright a report on Bangladesh’s apparel workers by the New York University’s Stern Business School Centre for Business and Human Rights...BGMEA, termed the report “confusing” as it failed to distinguish local manufacturers from the export-oriented ones....BGMEA also expressed concern that the report will cast shadow on the RMG sector...It also said the data shown in the study...do not match with the real data.....“Our research shows that indirect sourcing is an essential element of Bangladesh’s low-cost, high-volume model of garment production,” said Sarah Labowitz, co-director of the Stern Center for Business and Human Rights and a Research Scholar at Stern University...BGMEA, however, described the report as untrue. “We will not take the responsibility of the non-member factories,” it said.

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