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네이버에 방글라데시 알아가기라는 카페를 개설하여 이따금 방글라데시에 대한 글을 올리고 있으니 필요하시면 읽어보세요.
I decided to share my 21years valuable experiences in Bangaldesh on garment trade free of cost with people who are facing the problems and obstacles in business.
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Free Trouble Clinic on Garment Trade in Bangladesh
All local and foreign businessmen working in Bangladesh face numerous official and unofficial obstacles in conducting their businesses. The local factories suffer from the unfair demands and requirements from the buyers, but they don’t want to fight with their buyers in fear of losing their business with the buyers. Lacking technical and legal knowledge on international trade, the businessmen in Bangladesh are often unable to respond appropriately to the changing demands. There are also many acts of aggression from the government and the persisting corruption in society remains as the biggest burden on the business sector.
Moreover, many unqualified businessmen in Bangladesh misguide both buyers and factories to make the wrong decisions by giving them false information. Many foreign and local traders and buying agents who are aware of the buyers’ and factories’ lack of proper information abuse the situation by cheating both buyers and factories. I have seen many buyers and factories unnecessarily losing money due to misunderstandings caused by not only the lack of proper communication but also poor knowledge on the current rules, regulations and cultures.
When there is a problem in the business process, being able to correctly evaluate and understand the issue will be the first crucial step to take. After this, a correct understanding of the current rules, regulations and cultures will allow the businessmen to effectively address the problem with the best solution and with no unnecessary loss of energy, time, and money.
Bangladesh, which gained independence in 1971, is a relatively young nation. Yet there are lots of old rules and regulations that need be updated to accommodate the current situation. The corruption deeply embedded from bottom to top of the entire society will not disappear in a few years. I believe that having a sound understanding of Bangladesh’s history, culture, people and national sentiment is essential for businesses to succeed in Bangladesh. Hence, I decided to help both local garment factories and incoming buying businessmen conduct prosperous businesses in the long-term with less hassle and financial loss.
I began my career in the garment and textile in 1986 and have been deeply involved in the export of the textile to Bangladesh and the export of the garments from Bangladesh since 1991. I first visited Bangladesh in 1992 as a sales manager of a Korean garment and textile company. Having recognized great business potential in the country, I recommended myself to be assigned to the Bangladesh branch of the company. After migrating to Bangladesh in 1995, I quickly made myself home in this country. During the one and a half year I worked as a Bangladesh country manager of the Korean company, I visited hundreds of places and met thousands of people with the passion of creating a new business. This generated great business momentum. As a result, in 1997 I established a full-fledged garment trading company SE IL CO., LTD. located in Dhaka, Bangladesh under the permission from the Bangladesh Bank and Board of Investment.
As a garments business pioneer in Bangladesh, I have brought in new customers and new items to Bangladesh with my business partners and buyers such as Walmart, Sears, Tchibo, Aldi, Auchan, Primark, Next and many others. Supervising and controlling the production of big-name brands was no easy task as Bangladesh was just starting to get its foot into the world of garment business at the time. Companies such as Guess, Reebok, Topshop, Miss Selfridge, H&M, Newlook and several Korean brands did not buy garments from Bangladesh prior to my trade with them 20 years ago. My business partnerships with such companies greatly expanded the garments export industry in Bangladesh. I faced lots of issues and troubles to meet the requirements of those big-name brands, as I had to deal with a new business environment. I had to artfully combat and deal with all parties including the factories and the government sectors that didn’t want extra work in their hands. Factories were not compliant to the international codes and standards for adequate technology and safety of workers. I had to push for modern technology innovation, adaptability and compliance with the evolving global standards and ethical codes without much help from the local parties. Banks and government sectors including customs always held back factories and traders from being able to successfully expand their business.
Recognizing the dire need for better guidance in conducting business in Bangladesh, I now wish to share my valuable expertise and experience free of cost with people who are facing similar situations and obstacles. Other professionals and lawyers will also be engaged in this free consultancy service.
1. For new garment buyers and traders in Bangladesh:
? Provide general information on the business environment in Bangladesh
? Provide advice and insight on how to source garment factories and material suppliers and all other garment related works
? Provide advice and insight on how to get the 3rd party production control servces, inspection and factory audit
? Consultation on all kinds of legal and technical issues and trouble with factories
2. For local factories
? Provide information on how to make the business contract with buyer
? Provide information on how to get 3rd party services of communication and work process
? Provide advice on how to develop a factory to meet buyer’s standards of the quality of production and code of conduct
? Consultation on all kinds of legal and technical issues and trouble with buyers
Time: Every Saturday, 10:00 am ?13:00 pm