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Ghana to set up 2nd anti-piracy taskforce for textiles
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Oct '17
Ghana to set up 2nd anti-piracy taskforce for textiles
Ghana’s ministry of trade and industry will set up a taskforce on textiles on October 11 to address the influx of pirated textiles. The announcement came after a recent picketing action by textile industry workers in Accra over the continued delay in setting up the taskforce to help stop smuggling of fake textiles.

The Textile Garment and Leather Employees' Union (TEGLU) TEGLU has cautioned the government not to impede the work of the taskforce after it is set up, according to a news portal in Ghana.

A similar taskforce was set up in 2010 with personnel drawn from security agencies, the Ghana Revenue Authority and the Ghana Union of Traders Association. That helped curb piracy to some extent, but smuggling increased once the taskforce was shut down. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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