Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) and Education and the Workforce Committee Senior Democrat George Miller (D-CA) today issued the following joint statement in response to USTR's six month review of the progress Bangladesh has made in implementing the Action Plan laid out in June 2013, when President Obama suspended the country's Generalized System of Preferences:
"We support USTR's findings regarding Bangladesh's implementation of the Action Plan. Bangladesh has made some progress, but much work is left to be done to implement the Action Plan. We need to continue to ensure that workers in Bangladesh are assured basic safety and internationally recognized rights in the workplace. We look forward to working with the administration and the Bangladeshi government to continue to make progress in this regard."