The country’s readymade garment exports to Canada grew by more than 30 per cent, year-on-year, in the first quarter of 2009, thanks to flexible duty-free access for the Bangladeshi goods to the north American country.
Quoting the latest Canadian official data, a Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Expor-ters Association official
told New Age that apparel shipments from Bangla-desh to Canada was $160.4 million in January-March 2009.
After EU and US, Canada is the major market for Bangladeshi garment exporters.
The BGMEA official said Canada imported around $8 billion apparel in 2008 from different countries including Bangladesh, but the demand declined due to less consumer spending.
He, however, said more price-cautious Canadian importers came to Bangladeshi suppliers for cheaper consignments.
Source: The Daily New Age, 04 June 2009