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.


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