Keeping in consideration the shift from basic apparels to production of high-end, value-added items, the local garment makers have called upon the bond authorities to increase the amount of waste permitted, from items imported duty-free under the bonded warehouse facility, while making apparels.
According to reports, with majority of local apparel makers entering the high-end market, the percentage of waste while making apparel items meant for exports has risen even as garment makers are currently allowed 7 to 9 per cent wastage, 9 per cent in case of processed knitted fabrics and 7 per cent during the dyeing process.
With reference to the same, the local garment manufacturers and exporters in a meeting with the Customs Bond Commissionerate, Dhaka have called upon the concerned authorities to increase percentage of waste permitted in making export-oriented garment items to 25 or 30 per cent.
The garment makers maintained that in many cases, conforming to the Commerce Ministry’s fixed 7 per cent and 9 per cent waste allowances becomes difficult while making high-end and fancy items.
The process of making fancy and high-end and value-added garment items generates more waste compared to production of basic apparel items.