The government is going to recognize 66 exporters with the "National Export Trophy" for the financial year 2017-18 for earning the highest amount of foreign currency through export in their respective sectors.
Of the firms, Zaber & Zubair Fabrics Ltd has been named as the top exporter and is going to get 'Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Export Trophy' for bringing the highest receipts through shipment of home and specialized textiles, a sector that emerged as a top performer during the onslaught of Covid-19 pandemic.
This is the first time that government declares the "Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Export Trophy" to encourage exporters to strive for exporting more goods and services and bring increased receipts, according to a notification by the Ministry of Commerce on July 29, 2021.
The rest of the companies are set to be awarded National Export Trophy for the highest amount of export receipts. The recognition is given in three categories: gold, silver and bronze.
Officials said the selection of the best exporters for the FY18 was completed last year. But it was not announced due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now the trophy will be officially handed over on any convenient date.
According to the notification, Rifat Garments Ltd will get the export trophy in the gold medal for earning the highest amount of exports in readymade garments in the woven sector Apart from this, AKM Knit Wear Ltd is going to get recognition in the silver category and Tarasima Apparels Ltd to get bronze.
Square Fashions Ltd is going to receive the gold medal in the knitwear sector. Four H Fashions Ltd is getting silver and GMS Composite Knitting Ind Ltd will get the trophy in the bronze category.
In yarn making, Badsha Textile Ltd, Kamal Yarn Ltd and Nice Cotton Ltd have been named for gold, silver and bronze category export trophy respectively, according to the notification.
Envoy Textiles Ltd is going to be awarded for the highest export earnings from the textile fabrics sector. Apart from this, Noman Weaving Mills Ltd and Four H Dyeing and Printing Ltd are also going to get recognition for becoming second and third in export earnings in the sector.
In the home and specialised textile sector, Zaber & Zubair Fabrics Ltd emerged as the top exporter followed by ACS Textiles and Towels Bangladesh Ltd.
In terry towel, Noman Terry Towel Mills Ltd has been named as the top exporter.
BD Seafood Limited, MU Sea Food Ltd and Jalalabad Frozen Foods Ltd have been named as the top three exporters in the frozen foods.
International Jute Traders is also going to be recognized as the only top raw jute exporter for FY 18.
Akij Jute Mills Ltd tops the highest exporter list in the jute products category while The Golden Fiber Trade Center Ltd became the second top exporter.
Apex Tannery Ltd has been selected for the export trophy in the gold category among the crust or finished leather exporters.
In the leather goods sector, Picard Bangladesh Ltd was the highest exporter in FY18 followed by ABC Footwear Industries Ltd and BBJ Leather Goods Ltd.
Bay Footwear Ltd is going to get recognition as the highest export earner in footwear. FB Footwear Ltd was the second top exporter followed by Alliance Leather Goods & Footwear Ltd in FY18.
In the agricultural products (excluding tobacco), M/s. Monsur General Trading Co was the top exporter. Heritage Enterprise and Abdullah Trading Co were second and third highest exporters, according to the notification.
Three entities of Pran-RFL Group- Pran Dairy Ltd are set to get recognition as the top three exporters in the agro-processing sector (except tobacco). Pran Agro Ltd and Habiganj Agro Ltd are two other firms.
In the handicraft sector, Karupanya Rangpur Ltd was the top exporter in FY18. Classical Handmade Products BD was second top exporters and Bd Creation was the third-highest exporters.
Bengal Plastics Ltd Unit-3 was the highest exporter in the plastic products sector, Allplast Bangladesh Lt is going to get the trophy in silver and Tanveer Polymer Industries Ltd in the bronze category.
Shinepukur Ceramics Ltd was the highest exporter among ceramic exporters in FY18. Artisan Ceramics Ltd followed.
In the light engineering sector, Uniglory Cycle Components Ltd is going to be recognised top exporter while Rangpur Metal Industries Ltd Unit-2 was the second top exporter in the sector.
In electric and electronics products making, Energypac Engineering Ltd will get the highest exporter trophy in gold and BRB Cable Industries Ltd was the second top exporter.
BSRM Steels Ltd was the top exporter in other industrial products categories while Marine Safety System Ltd was the second-highest exporter. S Asia Metal Marine Service was the third-highest exporter.
Among drug exporters, Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd topped the list of exporters in FY18. Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd was the second top exporter, according to the notification.
Among 100 per cent Bangladesh-owned woven and knit factories in export processing zones, Universal Jeans Ltd and Pacific Jeans Ltd were the first and second highest exporters in FY18.
Fardin Accessories Ltd and RM Interlining Ltd were the top two exporters in other products export categories among Bangladeshi-owned firms in EPZs.
In packaging and accessories, Montrims Ltd was the highest exporter while M & U Packaging Ltd was the second-highest exporter in FY18. Uniglory Packaging Industries Ltd was the third-highest exporter.
Orchid Trading Corporation has been named as top exporter in other primary products category while Eco Fresh International and M/S-Bang-Chung Trade & Tourism has been named as the second and third top exporter in the sector.
Mir Telecom Ltd has been a top exporter during the FY18 in the other services category.
Square Textiles Ltd has been named as the highest exporter in FY18 in the products and services for women entrepreneurs or exporters. Al-Salam Fabrics (Pvt.) Ltd was the second-highest exporter. Ibrahim Knit Garments (Pvt.) Ltd has been named as the third highest exporter for the year, according to the notification.