BGMEA recently asked its associate member buying houses to get registered with the department of textiles (DoT) as per the Textile Act 2018. The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association cited a textiles and jute Ministry gazette notification dated May 28 that warrants such registration within 60 days of the issuance of the notification.

In the notification, the Ministry also said that if any buying house sought time extension with valid reasons, the registrar could allow 60 more days. If any buying house fails to obtain registration on time, the government will take legal action against the company as per law, according to a report. According to the Bangladesh Garment Buying House Association, there are more than 1,200 buying houses in the country.