Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Bangladesh Frozen Foods Exporters Association (BFFEA), Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation (BSFF) and American Center for International Labor Solidarity (ACILS) signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) on Sunday.
Under the deal, the BFFEA, BSFF and the ACILS will work together to ensure compliance issue and labour rights at the shrimp and fish processing industry in Bangladesh. 
BFFEA president Md Aminullah, BSFF chairman Syed Mahmudul Huq and Solidarity Center’s country programme director Alonzo Suson signed the MoA on behalf their respective organisations at BRAC Inn in the capital Dhaka.
As per the deal, they will promote and implement Bangladesh Labour Act (BLA) 2006 and International Labour Organisation (ILO) Core Labour Standards in the shrimp industry of the country.
US Ambassador to Bangladesh Dan W Mozena while speaking at the signing ceremony emphasized on importance of the MoA to retain country’s GSP facility in the US market.
“This MoA is an important element of Bangladesh’s response to the concerns raised in the GSP petition regarding labour rights and working conditions in both RMG and shrimp industries”, Mr Mozena said.
BBN/SSR/AD-25Mar13-9:40 am (BST)