A bill titled ‘The Textile Act, 2018’ was placed in Parliament recently, aiming to maintain the quality of textile products as Bangladesh earns huge foreign currency from apparel exports. State Minister for Textiles and Jute, Mirza Azam, placed the Bill in the House and it was sent to the respective scrutiny committee for further examination. The committee was asked to submit its report within 15 working days. As per the draft law, a directorate will be formed with a Director General as its head who will be appointed by the government. The DG will work as its registrar and an officer responsible to inspect quality and standard of various elements used in the textile products, including paint and other chemicals. The government can establish a laboratory of international standard to carry out such activities. About the provision of punishment, the proposed law states that the registration of any company can be suspended or even cancelled for giving wrong or false information while getting registered.