The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, a platform of European fashion brands and buyers, will no more terminate ties with any readymade garment factory without consulting the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, according to the decision of a meeting between the BGMEA and the Accord steering committee held on September 2 and 3 in Dhaka. BGMEA President Rubana Huq recently sent a letter to the members of the trade body informing the outcome of the meeting. In the letter, the BGMEA President said as to the issue, the chief safety inspector of Accord would not escalate factories on the criteria of average corrected remediation percentage for the fire safety. ‘There will be no escalation for negative suction related non-compliance. The CSI may escalate for lack of remediation for specific fire CAP items after collaborating with the BGMEA,’ Rubana said in her letter.