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JS passes Textile Bill 2018

12 Sep 2018, 23:11

UNB

Sangsad Bhaban: The Textile Bill, 2018 was passed in the Parliament on Wednesday aiming to maintain the quality of textile products as Bangladesh earns huge foreign currency from apparel exports.

State Minister for Textiles and Jute Mirza Azam moved the Bill and it was passed by voice vote.

As per the draft law, a directorate will be formed with a Director General as its head who will be appointed by the government.

The DG will work as its registrar, and an officer responsible to inspect quality and standard of various elements used in the textile products including paint and other chemicals.

The government can establish a laboratory of international standard to carry out such activities.

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.

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