Bangladeshi manufacturers of garments and their accessories have formed a joint committee to expedite export of apparel items.

The committee was formed by the leaders of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) and Bangladesh Garments Accessories and Packaging Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGAPMEA) to ensure better supply chain collaboration and mutual benefits.

The committee was constituted during a meeting by the leaders of the associations at the BGMEA office at Uttara in the capital Dhaka on January 18.

They will also work unitedly to increase garment exports and enhance image of the industry.

BGMEA president Faruque Hassan presided over the meeting, the garment makers’ platform said in a statement.

The 11-member committee headed by BGMEA vice-president Md Nasir Uddin will act as a bridge between the manufacturers of garments and accessories and packaging to strengthen business relationship through collaboration.

The committee will deal with trade related issues and settle disputes that arise among garments manufacturers and accessories-packaging suppliers.

The BGMEA president said garment accessories and packaging industry plays a significant role in meeting the demand of the garment sector, thus complementing each other.

Both garment exporters and accessories’ suppliers need to work together in a cooperative and collaborative approach to create a win-win situation for all parties, he added.