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Second hand clothes officially banned in Uganda

On the 1st of June 2023, African ministers for trade and industries adopted a protocol that prevents trading second-hand clothes across the continent under the preferences of the AfCFTA. This was during the high-level African Union – East African Community and the private sector forum, the second Ministerial Retreat of the Council of Ministers on the AfCFTA, held in Nairobi, Kenya, to assess the progress and address critical aspects of the agreement’s implementation.…

Zanzibar's President Ali Mohamed Shein with Basra Textiles Ltd CEO Ahmed Othman. Basra Textiles invest US$51.3 million in the factory.

In 2018, the global textile industry’s worth stood at approximately $920 billion. The global Textile Market Analysis of 2021 to 2028 anticipates that the market could reach $1,412.5 billion by 2028.

The market drivers include the rise in consumer awareness, e-commerce platforms to support sales, and the fast-changing fashion trends in the industry.

The CEO of Basra Textiles, Ahmed Othmad, said on January 11 that the factory at Chunguni area in Zanzibar was targeting to export to markets across East and Central Africa.…