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9. Demoralizing Impacts of the COVID-19 on the Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment (RMG) Supply Chain

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Abstract

It took some time for the Bangladesh garments industry to recover after the Rana Plaza tragedy, a wake-up call for the industry. Since then, more than a hundred programs have been introduced by varied stakeholders. As a result of these initiatives, Bangladesh was on target to achieve the $50 billion export earnings by 2021. However, the future of the industry has been threatened by Covid-19. Based on secondary sources such as local and international news as well as research reports of different research institutions, this chapter focuses on the impact of coronavirus on the Bangladesh garments industry. The chapter will shed light on the consequences of this pandemic on the suppliers and Bangladeshi workers. It will also shed light on the role of buyers and the government of Bangladesh in encouraging or discouraging the effects of the pandemic, and the perspectives of local trade unions. The chapter concludes that the workers are the most vulnerable in the global supply chain and the buyers have failed to maintain Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It also explores the bleak future of the Bangladeshi suppliers and factories in mitigating the impact of the coronavirus on the industry.
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Metadata
Title
Demoralizing Impacts of the COVID-19 on the Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment (RMG) Supply Chain
Author
Shahidur Rahman
Copyright Year
2022
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-93228-2_9

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