China to act on counterfeit products

The Chinese government has refuted claims that the country was the main source of counterfeit goods entering Tanzania, and vowed to ensure only quality goods will get into the Tanzanian market.

For many years now, China has been blamed over the flooding of counterfeit products, which have been costing the Tanzanian economy dearly.

Chinese ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Lu Youqing, told reporters on Thursday that he did not believe that the substandard goods were all coming from China.

“The government has heard the claims, and it is developing strategies, which will make sure that the poor quality products do not get out of the country,” said Mr Lu when introducing himself to the media.

He said his government was working hard to ensure that the problem is solved and thus clear its image in most African countries.

“I do not believe that we are selling poor quality products, because our trade volume last year was about US$3.46 trillion. That shows that if we are trading in low quality products then no one will purchase them,” he said.
 Source: The Citizen,www.thecitizen.co.tz, reported by Alex Bitekeye
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