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August 14, 2015
August 14, 2015

“It smells of double standards“

I am not in support of the fact that Bangladesh was left out of the GSP programme by the US. It smells of double standards.

August 14, 2015
August 14, 2015

“The US should give us the GSP to inspire us to do better”

It is very unfortunate. The world knows that conditions are getting better in Bangladesh. We are working closely with the government, the ILO, the EU and others.

August 14, 2015
August 14, 2015

US' 'No' to GSP: One-sided love affair!

Though US-Bangla interactions have evolved on a love-hate trajectory, an exception is made in relation to the GSP facility for Bangladesh. Dhaka's obsession with it has not been reciprocated by Washington.

August 14, 2015
August 14, 2015

America in the Way

The third Interna-tional Conference on Financing for Development recently convened in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa.

August 13, 2015
August 13, 2015

ELUSIVE REGAINING OF GSP BENEFITS IN THE USA

GSP is always riddled with the subjectivity of the benefit granting countries. Indeed, trade analysts would recognise that this element of subjectivity is one of the fundamental problems with the GSP regimes.

August 5, 2015
August 5, 2015

Choice: Indispensably branded or ethically slaughtered?

Without branding, Bangladesh will only be just one more country bragging with an unsustainable RMG basket.

July 1, 2015
July 1, 2015

Europe's attack on Greek democracy

The rising crescendo of bickering and acrimony within Europe might seem to outsiders to be the inevitable result of the bitter endgame playing out between Greece and its creditors.

June 27, 2015
June 27, 2015

Our garment industry at a crossroad

In order to maintain the competitive advantage, there is a tendency of putting downward pressure on workers' wages and benefits. In this context, for the workers' welfare, there is a critical need for reducing the cost of doing business in Bangladesh.

April 22, 2015
April 22, 2015

A Global Marshall Plan

DESPITE ongoing efforts to catalyse global development cooperation, there have been significant obstacles to progress in recent years.

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