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Bangladesh Officials Coming To D.C.
In the wake of the collapse of the factory building in Savar, Bangladesh, that has now claimed more than 800 lives, a delegation of officials will visit Washington next week for two days to lobby the U.S. government to maintain preferential trade status for the Asian country’s textiles and apparel.
“It is crucial for us to use any chance of communication before the Generalized System of Preferences review, which is expected by the end of the month,” a Bangladesh government official said.
At the same time, a United Nations independent expert group Wednesday urged international apparel brands not to pull out of the country but to work together with the government, international organizations and civil society to address working conditions in Bangladesh’s garment sector.