Apparel exporters fear UK's ban on air cargo
Apparel exporters are concerned over the United Kingdom’s ban on cargo flights from Dhaka and said it might have adverse effect on the country’s export.
Bangladesh exports apparel worth $3 billion to the UK annually, said Siddiqur Rahman, president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).
“We are worried as we will incur a huge loss due to the ban,” he added.
The United Kingdom government has suspended direct cargo flights from Dhaka citing inadequate security measures at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
He said UK is the second largest destination for apparel items after Germany in the European Countries. “The government should take immediate measures to lift the ban,” he added.
He was addressing a press briefing held at the BGMEA office in Dhaka.