By  on March 27, 2014

Garment factory owners in Bangladesh heaved a sigh of relief on Thursday as news spread quickly about a meeting between the government, industry representatives and representatives of international retailers and an agreement not to duplicate factory inspections.

Officials of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) said that the burden of meeting different inspections standards of the Accord on fire and building safety in Bangladesh, a consortium of 150 mostly European retailers and the Alliance for Worker Safety, a consortium of 26 retailers from North America, had been one of the primary concerns among factory owners.

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