In case of closure of Accord operation in Bangladesh by November 30, the retailers’ platform will declare 532 apparel factories ineligible to produce products for its signatory brands by 1 January 2019. As per the court order, the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is supposed to close its operation by November 30, 2018. Meanwhile, sources at the Accord and RMG sector said that the Accord on Fire and Building Safety is going appeal to the court for an extension of tenure. On November 8, Accord chief safety inspector Stephen Quinn sent a letter to its signatory brands and retailers saying that the 2018 Transition Accord faced a restraining order issued by the High Court, which, if not lifted, would force a premature closure of its operation in Bangladesh.