The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (the Accord), which was asked to leave Bangladesh, has attained permission to stay until the Supreme Court (SC) make a final order starting a fresh hearing from December 6 next. The Accord, a five-year independent, legally binding agreement between global brands and retailers and trade unions designed to build a safe and healthy Bangladeshi Ready Made Garment (RMG) Industry was signed on 15th May 2013.