The Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) on Wednesday unveiled its blueprint for the clothing industry's future, which includes the withdrawal of all duties and taxes.

BTMA officials said they do not want cash incentives put forward under an alternative plan by the government, but low-interest loans, a 25 per cent rebate on utility bills and port charges at international levels.

They also want the ready-made garment and textile industries brought under the umbrella of one ministry to avoid confusion, and downward adjustment of banking charges.

BTMA chairman Matin Chowdhury also called for a crackdown on fabric and apparel smugglers and said their 10-year plan would benefit clothing and textile businesses more than the government's proposals.