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The US embassy in Myanmar has released a report compiled by clothing retailer Gap into working  practices in two new production plants in the country that are set to begin supplying the company. It details a host of problems that will resonate with anyone familiar with Bangladesh’s garment industry, including “excessive working hours and inconsistent payment of overtime, an unclear policy on the hiring of underage workers, inappropriate behaviours from supervisors towards workers and certain safety issues regarding health and fire prevention. It said one of the two South Korean-owned plants had subsequently resolved the issues and had begun producing for Gap, the first US retailer to begin sourcing from Myanmar.

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