With GDP growing at a very respectable 6-7% p.a. over the last few years, Bangladesh is a well established exporter to the Middle East, US and Europe.
The country’s garment industry has enjoyed particularly rapid growth – with double digit figures regularly reported – and overtook India for apparel exports in 2009.
Allport have been offering regular departures from Bangladesh since the early 1990s, which have always been popular with retailers sourcing in the region. These consolidation services – employed by a wide range of clients including Matalan, Asda/George, Sainsbury’s, New Look and Next – now carry over 30% of the total export trade to the UK.
Allport operates from two Chittagong CFS Consolidation Centres – which have been enhanced in recent years to handle Garments On Hanger (GOH) and Multi-Destination PO/Item picking – and both have now been approved by the Bangladeshi National Board of Revenue to receive fully licensed status for a new dedicated Quality Control facility to carry out pre-shipment inspections for all export orders, to any destination.
Working under the auspice of this rarely awarded licence, trained quality inspectors and garment technicians will conduct detailed inspections at AQL levels specifically tailored to each individual buyer’s exact requirements.
Purchase orders inspected will be authorised via Allport’s LIMA system that ensures complete control of the entire process including full audit history.
Like all Allport facilities, the new QC centre will be audited by independent inspectors from SGS, to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Ethical Trade Initiative.
Audit results are available to Allport customers through our Ethical Trading portal.
If you would like more information on our Bangladesh capabiities and services get in touch via the contact page.