Profile of Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA)
Bangladesh Textile Mills association (BTMA) is the national trade organization representing Yarn, Fabric Manufacturers and Textile Product Processors mills of the country under private sector. BTMA has been registered in 1983 with the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies as an Association, not for profit, under the Companies Act 1994. Among others, following are its main objectives:
- To promote and protect the trade, commerce and manufacturers of Bangladesh in
general and of the textile related trade in particular.
- To collect and circulate statistics and to collect, classify and circulate information
relating to the trade, commerce and manufactures of its members.
- To take all steps which may be necessary for promoting, supporting or opposing legislative and other measures affecting the trade, commerce or manufactures of its members.
- To make representations to the appropriate authorities on any matter connected with the trade, commerce and manufactures of its members.
- To advance and promote commercial and technical education connected with the trade and commerce of its members.
- To undertake special inquiries and initiate or support any action for securing the redress of legitimate grievances connected with the trade or commerce of its members.
- To engage in such activities for imports, exports of raw materials, spares and finished products for the collective benefit of the members of the Association.
- To organize such factories and workshops for selling or display centers centrally which may be of common benefit for sections which might not be possible or feasible for individual members.
The Association is run by a BOARD OF DIRECTORS consisting of 27 members, headed by one President and 3 Vice-Presidents, who are elected through ballot/votes as per provisions of the Trade Organization Ordinance, 1961 and Rules made there under by the Government of Bangladesh. The tenure of the Board of Directors is 2 years. The Association has a separate Secretariat to look after all Administrative activities and is headed by the Secretary General. He is assisted by a number of officials in the discharge of his duties.