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Textile traders seek development of domestic industry
03
Feb '11
The textile dealers of Rwanda, in order to safeguard their jobs are seeking development of a vibrant domestic textile sector so as to guarantee regular supply of textile items.

This demand was raised pursuant to the government's move of imposing a ban on import and sale of some of the second-hand garments, which is likely to generate heavy demand for the domestically produced products.

The dealers have raised apprehensions over the decision, as according to them the move would jeopardize their trade. Meanwhile, the domestic textile sector also is not in a position to provide an alternative for these banned garments immediately.

The dealers in the country have tagged this move as 'unexpected and unwelcome'.

The country mainly imports, new textile items from China, while the second-hand items are brought in from the US and the Europe, but then owing to the poor quality of the new items customers better prefer the second-hand stuff.

Experts even go to the extent of saying that the buyers flee on learning that the textile item is a fresh piece, as it does not survive for long in comparison with used ones.

However, they do recognize the danger that these used garments pose to the users, and are thus demanding huge investments in the country's domestic textile sector, so as to protect the health of the people by offering better quality products, and also to safeguard the jobs in the sector.

The Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS) has recently imposed a ban on imports and sale of second-hand undergarments and nightwear, which became effective from February 1 onwards. This ban applies to all sorts of undergarments and nightwear.

RBS even intends to bring the textile items like bed sheets and bed covers which are used more, within the ambit of this ban in future.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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