Gov’t to seize textiles without incoming ‘textile stamp’


Business News of Wednesday, 23 October 2019



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Deputy Trades Minister, Carlos Ahenkorah has revealed government’s plans to clamp down on textiles that get onto the market illegally.

“Every textile that gets onto the shelves must have a textile stamp that would be coded…” he told Evans Mensah on PM Express on JoyNews on Tuesday.

According to the legislator, the government intends to get a law passed in Parliament to back this policy.

The policy, he said is a way of “protecting the local market, we don’t go and close borders like Nigeria has done,” he said.

The Coalition of Textile Workers has constantly petitioned the government to clamp down pirated textiles on the Ghanaian market.

The workers say the presence of these substandard products on the markets is collapsing their businesses.

The workers have asked the authorities to extend the anti-pirated textiles task force from the ports to the markets.

The workers have asked also for the task force to be sent to the market instead of just restricting their work to the ports and borders.


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