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Regular activities of BGMEA include sending members for participation in apparel fairs at home and abroad; establishment and promotion of contacts with foreign buyers, business associations and chambers; and collection of information on various aspects of the garment industry and their dissemination to members, apparel buyers and other users. BGMEA helps garment manufacturers in disposal of stock-lots, suggests ways for proper utilization of fabrics, yarn, acrylic, wool etc., and in adoption of safety measures in order to avert fire accidents in factories. BGMEA helps the government in textile quota negotiations with USA and Canada and monitors implementation of MOU on elimination of child labor in the country's garment sector. It monitors activities relating to issuing utilization declaration (U/D), export orders for clearance of raw materials imported by member-factories, and inter-bond sub-contract of bonded warehouse goods. It also provides education support to displaced workers below the age of 14 and co-sponsors welfare programs for garment workers in broader areas of primary healthcare, transportation, social security and insurance coverage, housing and skill training.
In the context of possible economic threats for Bangladesh associated with new trends in globalization of trade, investment, finance and production, BGMEA has identified key areas that will impact on future developments in the garment sector. Core issues include human rights, and code of conduct in the work place and environment. BGMEA plans to launch a program for SA8000/WRAP compliance by all its member units within a fixed time frame so that all of them are ready to face new challenges of liberalization and globalization.