U.S. Forces East Africa to Backtrack on Second-Hand Clothing Ban
The East African Community has backed down on their announcement that from 2019, second-hand clothes will be banned from their markets. The U.S. claims that the ban violates the African Growth and Opportunity Act, which aims to expand trade and investment on the continent.
Traders sell second-hand clothes at an open air market in Kenya.
East African, 24 February 2018
East African countries have backed down on their initial stand on banning the importation secondhand clothing. Instead they will use of tax measures and incentives to spur local… Read more »
Independent (Kampala), 20 February 2018
The US has warned East African Community (EAC) leaders that will converge in Kampala this week that their planned ban of the importation of used clothes by 2019 violates conditions… Read more »
New Times, 19 February 2018
The U.S has made a fresh call for the East African Community not to phase out imported used clothes and leather products locally known as "Chagua", but Rwanda says the U.S should… Read more »
Rwanda: Govt Fights Secondhand Clothes
East African, 3 February 2018
Used clothes and leather products are increasingly being smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda into Rwanda after East African Community member states raised… Read more »
Rwanda has defiantly said it will proceed with the planned phase-out of importation of second-hand clothes despite the threats that it could lead to a review of eligibility to ... Read more »
Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda risk losing access to the American market through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) following plans by the East African member states to ban ... Read more »
The country's eligibility to trade with the United States under the African Growth and Opportunity Act is under review over its stance on the importation of second-hand ... Read more »