But don't worry.
1. Only cost of US Importers has gone up.
2. Bangladesh Garments would remain cheaper than rest of world despite all that.
3. Only US Consumers would be paying a dollar more and wouldn't matter to them at all because they have no other choice.
4. Profit Margin of US Importers could be squeezed a bit but not so much to stop importing Bangaldesh Garments.
--- In email@example.com, Muhammad Ali <manik195709@...> wrote:
> Dear All ,
> The conspiracy of Khaleda Zia is finally fulfilled with the expense of our poor Country's interest ! You all know that US govt. has withheld the GSP on Bangladesh for an indefinite period . After Khaleda Zia's infamous writing in Washington Times along with some influential Bangladeshi's lobby , US govt. has imposed the sanctions . It's like "Cutting your own nose to prevent others " ! With this our Garments Industry , the back bone of Foreign Exchange will suffer the most ! We have no words to condemn this type of Anti-State activities of Khaleda Zia and her allies . To refresh your mind , kindly read that infamous writing of Khaleda Zia in Washington Times .
> Regards ,
> Dr . Manik.
> ZIA: The thankless role in saving democracy in Bangladesh
> Corruption and stealing threaten a once-vibrant nation
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> Will 2013 be a watershed in U.S.-Bangladeshi relations? My country of 150 million people, located betweenÂ IndiaÂ andÂ Myanmar, has been independent since 1971, when the United States was one of the first nations to recognize our right to self-determination. Yet in the past year, relations have been strained to the point where the United States may be accused of standing idle while democracy inÂ BangladeshÂ is undermined and its economic allegiance shifts toward other growing world powers.
> This is not to say that theÂ U.S. government,Â CongressÂ or agencies they help lead have done nothing. Six months ago, theÂ World BankÂ withdrew nearly $2 billion in funding for a four-mile bridge project, the largest single infrastructure project inÂ BangladeshÂ for 40 years, and demanded an inquiry into ministerial corruption and misappropriation of funds.
> At the same time, members of the U.S. congressional caucus onÂ BangladeshÂ condemned theÂ governmentÂ â" in particular Prime MinisterÂ Sheikh HasinaÂ â" for removing Nobel Peace Prize winnerÂ Muhammad YunusÂ from his post as managing director of GrameenÂ Bank,Â Bangladeshâ™s award-winning microfinance institution that has pulled millions out of poverty. The reason for his ouster? Attorney GeneralÂ Mahbubey AlamÂ said the honor was presented to the wrong person: âœIf anybody inÂ BangladeshÂ deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, it is Prime MinisterÂ Sheikh Hasina.â
> Most Bangladeshis would disagree that Ms. Hasina has any claim on the prize. Just ask the families of some 300 people who have been registered as missing since 2009 at the hands ofÂ Ms. Hasina's Rapid Action BattalionÂ â" a paramilitary wing of the police. Or consider the family of murdered workersâ™ rights campaignerÂ Aminul Islam, on whose behalf theÂ AFL-CIOÂ is campaigning to overturn U.S.-Bangladeshi trade preferences. Political leaders and their supporters who are being accused by a local war crimes tribunal of involvement in atrocities during the 1971 war of independence also would questionÂ Ms. Hasinaâ™s right to the Nobel Prize.
> The U.S. ambassador for war crimes has condemnedÂ Ms. Hasinaâ™s government for trying only opponents of the regime. In December, the Economist published leaked emails and phone recordings revealing the complicity of theÂ Hasina administrationÂ in these trials, and how they are abusing them to issue death sentences toÂ Ms. Hasinaâ™s political opponents.
> The simple fact is that over the past five years,Â BangladeshÂ has been moving rapidly away from being one of Asiaâ™s most vibrant democracies toward a single family taking over the levers of power. Now Ms. Hasina is attempting to remove from the constitution the need for a caretaker government â" six months before the election. Indeed, she herself helped institute this rule, which calls for a nonpolitical government to take the reigns of power and oversee the electoral process unencumbered by political interference.
> Having a caretaker government has been the insurance that elections are free and fair. If the voters decide to vote for a new government, then power must change hands. Despite millions joining in street protests against plans to ditch the caretaker government system before the general election this year, Ms. Hasina seems intent on pushing ahead, believing it will allow her to be re-elected despite popular opposition to her rule.
> Bangladeshâ™s neighborÂ BurmaÂ is emerging from exile with the visit of President Obama in the aftermath of his re-election.Â IndiaÂ continues its growth as the worldâ™s largest democracy. IfÂ BangladeshÂ succumbs to the rule of one family, it would be a major step backward for the region. Southeast Asia is now a region full of hope because of the freedoms America has helped foster. Under a caretaker government, the people ofÂ BangladeshÂ have the chance to express their will through the ballot box.
> The United States and its allies, such as Great Britain, have the influence to insist that a caretaker government is instituted so the views of the voters are respected. To ensure this, their words and actions must be much stronger, to keepÂ BangladeshÂ from slipping away from democracy.Â CongressÂ and the British Parliament must continue to honor individuals such asÂ Mr. YunusÂ for what he has achieved to alleviate poverty, while others such as Ms. Hasina have merely coveted recognition.
> They also must explain toÂ Ms. HasinaÂ that general preferences for trade will be withdrawn if those who support workersâ™ rights and have political views opposed to those of the prime minister are not now allowed to express their beliefs. The Western powers should consider targeted travel and other sanctions against those in the regime who undermine democracy, freedom of speech and human rights. They should say and do these things publicly, for all our citizens to see and hear. This is how the United States can ensure that its mission to democratize the world continues.
> It was once said, âœThere is a higher court than courts of justice, and that is the court of conscience.â It is impossible to say in good conscience that democracy, justice and the alleviation of poverty inÂ BangladeshÂ under Ms. Hasina are safe. Indeed, all are in grave danger. It is time for the world, led by America, to act and ensure that democracy is saved inÂ Bangladesh.
> Begum Khaleda Zia is former prime minister ofÂ BangladeshÂ and current leader of the opposition.
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