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Kenya to boost textile production with more domestic sales

Published on February 02, 2017

 Kenya is putting in place policy reforms to boost local textile production, including by encouraging domestic sales, a senior official said Friday.

Minister of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives Adan Mohamed told a media briefing that the measures include allowing textile firms in the Export Promotion Zones to sell up to 20 percent of their produce locally without paying duties.“This will allow textile firms to take advantage of growing demand for apparel products by the growing middle class and hence boost the sector,” Mohamed said.

“We want to make sure our citizens have access to the high quality export products that are sold to overseas market,” he said during the launch of the Progress Report on Textile and Apparel Industry. Read more. Source | Coast Week