Saturday, June 24, 2017

Kagame dismisses US threat over East Africa Community’s used clothes ban

President Paul Kagame

President Paul Kagame 

Kigali. President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda will proceed with the planned phase-out of importation of second-hand clothes despite the threats that it could lead to a review of eligibility to access duty-free access to the American market. President Kagame made the remarks yesterday while addressing a news conference moments after submitting his nomination papers to the National Electoral Commission (NEC). Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania’s eligibility to trade with the US is under review, following the region’s move to phase out the importation of used clothes. The review could see Rwanda and her neighbours lose duty-free access to the American market under Agoa. (Agencies)