Tannery owners buy rawhide from today as before. In addition, the rawhide stockist and tannery owners will settle the matter after meeting with FBCCI on August 22.
President of the Bangladesh Hide and Skin Merchants Association (BHSMA) Mohammad Delwar Hossain came up with the new announcement after a tripartite meeting of tanners, merchants and others stakeholders of the leather industry at the Commerce Ministry.
“We have decided unanimously to sell rawhide's from today. We have also angered to retreat from our earlier decision to keep the rawhide sales suspended,” he said.
Delwar said, the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) has been given the responsibility to realize the dues of merchants from tanners.
He said Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun and the Private Industry and Investment Adviser to Prime Minister Salman F Rahman will work for resolving the problem in this regard.
Delwar also said the Skin Merchants in Dhaka and outside have around Tk 400 crore dues to the tanners. “We hope the tanners will pay our arrears within a shortly.”
On Saturday, BHSMA decided to keep the rawhide sales to the tanners suspended until their arrears are paid.