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Three-way partnership in Bangladesh

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On Sunday 31 October and Monday 1 November 2011 the International Cotton Association (ICA), the Bangladesh Cotton Association (BCA) and the Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) staged two ‘awareness seminars’ at the BTMA Research & Training Institute in Dhaka and were joined by more than 75 members of the Bangladesh cotton community.

Specially developed to help generate a greater understanding of the principles of contract sanctity, ICA Rules and arbitration procedures, the seminars took the form of a one-day workshop and open forum session and were hosted by ICA Managing Director, Mr Kai Hughes and ICA Past President and Arbitrator, Mr Derek Tanner.
On his return to the UK, Mr Hughes explained: “We were delighted to be invited back to Bangladesh to deliver the seminars and we were very pleased with the delegate turn-out. Both sessions were well received. The seminars are part of our ongoing plans to engage more international members and new players in the cotton trade. They also provide an opportunity for us to hear the views and ideas of local cotton communities, enabling us to develop the ICA Bylaws and Rules so that they meet the needs of both buyers and sellers.”
During the visit, Mr Hughes and Mr Tanner were Guests of Honour at the BCA 10th anniversary celebrations attended by the Minister of Commerce Mr Muhammad Faruk Khan MP.