Bangladeshi Commerce Minister, Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, was due to arrive in the US on Monday in an attempt to persuade officials to abolish import quotas on Bangladeshi garments. Mr Chowdhury is expected to spend the whole of his five day visit to the US lobbying on behalf of his country's textile industry which has witnessed a dramatic slump in foreign orders since the September 11 attacks.