WRAP and USA-ITA to host Webinar on Bangladesh

Please join WRAP and the U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles & Apparel (USA-ITA) for a webinar titled "A View from the Ground: Challenges & Solutions for Sourcing & Compliance in Bangladesh” on June 5, 2012, at 2 p.m. EST. WRAP President & CEO Avedis Seferian will speak on his experiences on-the-ground in Bangladesh, highlighting sourcing and compliance challenges and opportunities in the South Asian nation, which is rapidly becoming a major apparel sourcing destination. WRAP has an office in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and regularly conducts fire safety training courses and IRCA-certified auditor training classes in country. While in Bangladesh recently, Seferian signed a Memorandum of Understanding between WRAP and the Leathergoods and Footwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association of Bangladesh. USA-ITA President Julia K. Hughes and USA-ITA Washington Counsel David Spooner will participate in the conversation. Following Seferian’s presentation, Spooner will provide an update on the status of duty-free benefits in Bangladesh. The webinar will conclude with a question and answer session for Seferian. WRAP is an associate member of USA-ITA, which serves as a unified voice for textile and apparel importers across the country and provides education, information, and advocacy to executives active in textile and apparel sourcing, importing, compliance and logistics. The live webinar is free-of-charge and available online with registration. Please visit the USA-ITA website for more information and to sign-up.