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Parliament passes Textile Bill 2018

  • Published at 01:03 am September 13th, 2018
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File photo of the session room inside the Bangladesh Parliament Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

State Minister for Textiles and Jute Mirza Azam tabled the bill and it was passed by voice vote on Wednesday

Parliament has passed the Textile Bill 2018 which aims to maintain the quality of textile products as Bangladesh earns huge foreign currency from apparel exports.

State Minister for Textiles and Jute Mirza Azam tabled the bill and it was passed by voice vote on Wednesday.

As per the draft law, a directorate will be formed with a director general (DG), who will be appointed by the government. The DG will also work as its registrar.

The directorate’s officers will be responsible to inspect quality and standard of various elements used in textile products including paint and other chemicals.

The government will also establish a laboratory of international standard to carry out the inspections and standard tests.

About the provision of punishment, the proposed law stated that the registration of any company can be suspended or even cancelled for giving wrong or false information while getting registered.