U.S. Warns Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania on Used Clothes Imports Ban
The United States has warned East African Community leaders that their plan to ban the import of used clothes by 2019 violates the African Growth and Opportunity Act. In March 2016, the EAC - which comprises Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan - agreed to ban the import of second-hand clothes to enhance the local manufacturing sector.
Fahamu, 2 March 2018
Africa has become a dumping ground for used clothes from the West where it often costs more to dispose of clothing than to export it. This has had a negative impact on 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 »
Jessica Kiyingi, a vendor at Kampala’s Owino market, selling second-hand clothes.
East African, 17 February 2018
Rwanda says it will not bow to pressure by the US to reduce taxes and lift the ban on used clothes and leather products. Read more »
East African, 15 February 2018
East African nations that are en-route to banning the importation of used clothes may soon pay the price after Washington said it will impose trade penalties in retaliation to what… Read more »
East African, 3 February 2018
Although fashion is one of the most active sectors of the creative industry in Uganda, it is still grappling with systemic challenges. Read more »
Africa Renewal, 28 December 2017
alled mitumba (bundles) in Kenya, obroni wawu (dead white men's clothes) in Ghana and salaula (select by rummaging) in Zambia, imported used clothing is frequently blamed for the… 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 »