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Poor standards worry EAC manufacturers

Published on October 06, 2015

East African manufacturers have raised concern over lack of standards in some cosmetic products which they say is negatively impacting on sales.

The East African Community (EAC) manufacturers observed that the products without standards cannot compete favourably on the international markets.

Simpson Birungi, managing director at Movit Cosmetics said since many products have no standards to benchmark on for quality assurance, their products are being shunned in other countries.

"We need to all adopt specific standards from European Union to enable us trade and remain competitive. This will enable us generate more revenue since our products' geographical supply chain will not be limited to only EAC states," explained Birungi . Read more. Source New vision