Addressing a seminar titled "Accreditation: Adding Value to Supply Chain," he also stressed how accreditation could play an active role to this end
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun on Sunday laid emphasis on the need to improve quality of goods and services to international standards in order to attain the desired export target.
Addressing a seminar titled "Accreditation: Adding Value to Supply Chain," he also stressed how accreditation could play an active role to this end.
Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB) jointly organized the seminar on the occasion of World Accreditation Day 2019 at the Industries Ministry premises.
“Manufacturers have to improve quality of goods and services to international standards, in order to attain the target of exports, where accreditation can also help significantly in meeting this goal,” said the minister.
Accreditation based on international standards would expedite export and import activities across the world creating confidence, he added.
Nurul also remarked that from procurement of raw materials to the finished products at the consumers' level, supply chain also plays an important role.
Accreditation could be an important tool for conformity assessment in this supply chain process worldwide, he said.
He said that the present government was an industry-friendly government and the Ministry of Industries was committed to the country's rapid industrialization.
He said for sustainable private sector development in the country, his ministry would provide policy support to the entrepreneurs.
“Accreditation creates confidence among the parties involved in a supply chain process,” DCCI President Osama Taseer said.
Conformity assessment of a product by a accredited laboratory reduces concerns of international importers, Taseer added.
However, the participants and business people urged the government to take initiatives to increase industrial sector contribution to GDP to 40% by 2030 to achieve the status of a developed country.
The contribution of international trade in Bangladesh's GDP is 36.5%. The country exports to about 200 countries in the world. For attaining the export target and developed country status and a sustainable economic development, we have to diversify exports, said the DCCI president.
Accreditation is an international demand and to ensure best quality of product and services and it becomes an obvious instrument for export competitiveness worldwide, said the participants.
As Bangladesh progresses to be a developed country by the year 2024, Bangladesh intends to sign bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements with various countries, Taseer added.
Secretary of Ministry of Industries Md Abdul Halim and Director General of Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB) Md Monwarul Islam were also present at the meeting.