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Retailers have cancelled $1.5 billion of garment orders from Bangladesh. Image: REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Dorothy Tembo

Acting Executive Director, International Trade Centre (ITC)

Ratnakar Adhikari

Executive Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)


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