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AGI vouches support to anti-textiles piracy taskforce
14
Sep '11
The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has vouched its complete support to the activities of the Anti-Textiles Piracy Taskforce intended at curbing imports and sale of pirated textiles with fake labels in domestic market.

AGI President, Nana Owusu-Afari, said the task force was not opposed to import of textiles as long as these were not counterfeit with regards to brand name, design and other features.

He said the AGI does not want the fabric traders in the country to be deprived of their lawful business of trading printed fabrics and other clothes, and the mode adopted by the Ministry of Trade and Industry is the best way to counter the issue of pirated goods.

The AGI head said pirated textiles has brought the domestic industry to near collapse, as many firms have closed over last few years impacting negatively on employment generation.

Invasion of counterfeit domestic textile designs has led to further deterioration of the situation, because such pirated textiles are offered at a lower price than domestically produced wax prints with similar designs, Nana Owusu-Afari said.

He added that the distressing issue was with regard to attaching fake trademarks of domestic producers to these pirated goods.

According to Nana Owusu-Afari, if the clothes are produced in a foreign country they should bear trademark of their original producers and not the one of the Ghanaian producers.

He said that his association looks upon the recent development as not only the one leading to unfair competition but also as an offence as the foreign firms are indulging in deceitful practices and adding to unemployment in the country.

He called upon the cloth sellers associations' members to procure Ghanaian prints from domestic textile producers and emphasized that every single piece of pirated textile that is traded in the domestic market results in denial of an employment opportunity or retrenchment of some person from the domestic textile production units.

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