Accord must stay within 8 conditions: Bangladesh govt tells SC

BDApparelNews Desk
17 December 2018  

File photo of Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Photo Courtesy: Dhaka Tribune

File photo of Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Photo Courtesy: Dhaka Tribune

Unwilling to further extend the stay of Accord, Bangladesh’s government told the Supreme Court that the platform of European buyers and brands must operate within its stipulated set of 8 conditions if it wants to continue operations.

State counsel Additional Attorney General Murad Reza reiterated the set of 8 conditions during the hearing of December 17, 2018 while placing his argument on the deciding trial on the bid for Accord’s extension in Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, AM Aminuddin, a lawyer for the Accord, said he will place further argument on this note after consultation with his clients in the next hearing date.

A seven-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain concluded the day’s hearing after setting the following day, December 18, 2018, for hearing out further arguments from both sides.

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Accord, the third-party compliance regulator that carried out structural reforms in Bangladesh’s apparel industry for the last 5 years, has completed its term and is seeking an extension – a matter that has rolled to the Supreme Court.