Training on Social Compliance

            There were two Training (Day-long) for four days, title “Business Social Initiative (BSCI)” held on 25 February, 2017 (1 day training) and title “Social Compliance” held on 26-28 February, 2017 (3 days training). Those Training were organized by GIZ in Cooperation with BTA at Bangladesh Institute of management (BIM).

             Hon’ble Chairman of BTA Mr. Md Shaheen Ahamed was attend on the final and last Day of Training on 28 February, as the Chief guest for issue and distribute the Certificates to the trainees. Mr. Md. Aminul Hasan (Helal), Senior Social Compliance Advisor of GIZ was attend there as special guest.

             The Secretary Mr. Mohammad Nurul Islam of Bangladesh Tanners Association (BTA) was attend there on 25 February (first Day) as the Chief Guest for opening the Training season.

              A team of four (4) Executive Committee Member headed by the Treasurer Mr Md Mizanur Rahman from Bangladesh Tanners Association (BTA) visited the Training.


Honorable Chairman distributing Certificate to a Trainee

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Visit by the European Union (EU) Delegation to the Savar Tannery Estates.

A Delegation of the European Union (EU) headed by Mr. Konstantinos Vardakis, Minister Counselor visited Savar Tannery Estate on 16 February, 2017. The Delegation was received by the representative of the Bangladesh Tanners Association. Mr Sanjoy Kumar Thakur (Consultant, BTA) and Officials of BSCIC. The delegation went round the Appex Tannery, Fancy Leather Enterprise and Samota Leather Complex Ltd. Mr. Shamsul Huda (Hudu) welcome the delegation at his Fancy Leather Enterprise while visiting his industry.

 Later the delegation went round the CETP areas were the delegation was briefed by the Project Director.

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Product of the Year-2017

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Inaugurates
Dhaka International Trade Fair-2017 by declaring ‘LEATHER’ as

Product of the year

The Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates the 22nd Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) on 1st January, 2017. On the inauguration Prime Minister Announced the ‘Leather‘ as “Product of the Year’ of 2017. The Fair was organized jointly by The Ministry of Commerce and Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau, (BEPB).



The Prime Minister said, Leather export has been increased by about 71 times over the last four decades and Bangladesh produces leather goods for top global brands. “The government wants to boost up the rising leather sector to explore its all potentials, and “Exporters should not run after few countries for GSP facilities. Better you should find markets in another place.” She asked all concerned to take necessary steps to provide necessary cooperation and incentives to boost the leather sector. Prime Minister rebuke the business persons and exporters to remain careful about the changing global trade regime, She said, WTO rules are making the global trade more liberal. “So, Bangladeshi products should maintain global standard to sustain in the world market,”

Sheikh Hasina (PM) distributed 28 gold, 22 silver and 15 bronze medals among the exporters for their success in export during the year 2013-2014, as the National Export Trophy-2013-2014 on the inaugural function of DITF-2017.

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Commerce and Chief Whip of the Opposition Party in parliament Tajul Islam Chowdhury attended the function as special guests. Senior Secretary of Ministry of Commerce Hedayet Ullah Al Mamun, President of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers and Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Abdul Matlub Ahmed spoke, among others, on the occasion while Vice Chairman of Mafruha Sultana gave welcome address. Cabinet members, senior government officials, diplomats, business leaders and exporters and participant from home and abroad were present.

President of Association of German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry (HDS/L) visited the new tannery Estate in Savar.

Mr. Manfred Junkert, The President of Federal Association of German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry (HDS/L), visited the new Tannery Estate in Savar on 3rd December, 2016. The visit was organized by Bangladesh Tanners Association (BTA). Mr. Shaheen Ahamed, Chairman, BTA was present, He informed the Delegates about the present and future action to be taken by the Owners of tannery for build up export of Leather and Leather goods. Among others, Mr. Md. Abdul Quyyum, Project Director of Tannery Estate, Savar was also present.

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World Bank Mission visited the new Tannery Estate in Savar

The World Bank Mission headed by Mr Michael Engman, Senior Economist, visited Savar new Tannery Estate on 02 December, 2016. The visit was organized by Bangladesh Tanners Association (BTA). The World Bank Mission visits the newly established Tannery and Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP). The mission satisfied the activities in the new tannery premises in Savar.

Representative of Bangladesh Tanners Association and BSCIC were accompanied the mission.

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Seminar on Eco-Friendly Leather Industry.

A Seminar on “Planned & Environment Friendly Leather Industry and Sustainable Development” was organized by Bangladesh Tanners Association (BTA) and Leather Sector Business Promotion Council (LSBPC) was held on 19 November, 2016 at Samson H Center in Dhaka Club.


Chaired by Mr. Md Shaheen Ahamed, Chairman BTA and Advocate Sultana Kamal, Chairperson, TIB attended as Chief Guest. Mr. Md. Mosharaf Hussain Vuiyan, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Industry attended as a special guest.


Among others Mr. Kazi Sarwar Imtiaz Hasmi, Additional Director General, Department of Environment. Ms. Rizwana Hasan, Chief Executive, Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA). Dr. Khandakar Golam Moajjem, Additional Research Director, C.P.D; Architect Mr.Mobasser Hossain,  Neer Ltd; Mr. Fakir Firoz Ahamed, Coordinator, Business Promotion Council & Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce; Dr.  Mohammad Abu Yousuf, Professor & Chairman, Department of Development Studies, Dhaka University; Mr. Eng. M Abu Taher, Managing Director, M/S Ruma Leather Industries Ltd were also present.

The EC members of the association also took part in the seminar. The seminar ended with the vote of thanks from Chairman of the Association.

“Fashion World Tokyo-2016” Fair.

গত ০৭-০৯ নভেম্বর ২০১৬ তারিখে জাপানের টোকিওতে অনুষ্ঠিত হয় এশিয়ার অন্যতম আকর্ষণীয় “Fashion World Tokyo-2016” শীর্ষক ফ্যাশন-ওয়্যার ও ফুট-ওয়্যার মেলা। মেলায় বাংলাদেশ ট্যাঁনার্স এসোসিয়েশন এর চেয়ারম্যান ও স্কট ফুট-ওয়্যারের বাবস্থাপনা পরিচালক জনাব মোঃ শাহীন আহমেদ ।মেলায় স্কট ফুট-ওয়্যারের বিভিন্ন চামড়াজাত পণ্যসামগ্রী উপস্থাপন করা হয়।



এসময় বাংলাদেশ প্যাঁভেলিওনটি পরিদর্শনে আসেন গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ সরকারের মাননীয় সংসদ সদস্য ও এমপি জনাব ওয়ারিসাত হোসেন বেলাল ও জাপান বাংলাদেশ এম্বাসেডর রাবাব ফাতিমা। তারা মেলায় বাংলাদেশ স্টল সমূহ পরিদর্শন করেন এবং এ মেলায় অংশগ্রহণের জন্য সকল উদ্যোক্তা ও ব্যবসায়ীকে ধন্যবাদ জানায়।  



Open Discussion Meeting About Relocation ( 26 October 2016 ).

An open discussion meeting was held on 26 October 2016 on “Update of Relocation of Tanneries In Its New Premises at Savar” organized by BTA.

Chaired by Md. Shaheen Ahmed, Chairman of BTA, the Seminar was attended by Mr. Mustak Hasan Muh. Iftekher , Chairman, BSCIC as Chief Guest . The meeting was also attended by Mr. Md. Abdul Kayum, Project Director, Savar Tannery Estate Project; Mr.  Md. Shakawat Ullah, Secretary General, BTA and Mr. Md. Mizanur Rahman, Treasurer, BTA.

The meeting was also attended by Mr. Md. Shamsul Huda (Hudu), Ex. Chairman,BTA; Mr. Md. Harun Chowdhury , Ex. Chairman, BTA and Mr. Md. Mosharaf Hussain, Ex-Secretary General, BTA.

The owners of the Tannery Factory discussed several issues and claimed the compensation from the govt. as allocated for them at an earliest convenient.

The chief guest had a patience hearing and he said that he will try to solve the problems as quick as possible. The meeting ended with the vote of thanks from Chairman.

To see more photos of this event please visit our “Photo Gallery” page.

Invitation to attend “E3” the largest Convention in India.

We are pleased to inform you that India Electrical & Electronics Manufacturer’s Association (IEEMA) representing Electrical & Electronics industry in India will be organized E3 (Energize Empower east) a Largest Energy Convention on November 18-20, 2016 at Milan Mela Ground in Kolkata, India.

You are invited to attend the Convention as one of the members of the delegation.Interested member is requested to contact at BTA office or  Mr. Subhajit Dasgupta, Sr. Executive Officer, IEEMA. Tele+91-33-22131316, Email: For details please see the PDF file. Here we

For details please see the PDF file. Here we enclosed the invitation letter & Registration Form.


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Invitation Letter
Application & Form
Registration Form