Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 158 If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share!Ghana’s textile industry is facing a threat of collapse due to the problem of pirated textiles entering the country. Nana Akrasi Sarpong, Head of Public Relations at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, said if the menace is left unchecked, it may lead to imminent collapse of the four remaining textile manufacturing companies in Ghana that have survived these activities, reports Ghana News Agency. Speaking at the Kpone land fill site, where 450 pirated Ghanaian textile prints were destroyed, Mr. Sarpong expressed the need for the textile industry in the country to be saved, and the seizing of pirated Ghanaian textiles would be continued until the problem is resolved. More Articles You Would Love Accra Fashion Week 2021 Cancelled! Here Is Why & What Will Take Place Instead During December 2021 VIDEO: Ghana’s New Top Child 9 Y/O Model Tracy Goes 800,000 Views Viral In Two Days With Her Amazing Catwalk Ghana would be abiding by the conventions of the World Trade Organization relating to the protection of Intellectual Property Rights, he added. Following a petition by the Textile Garment and Leather Employees Union, a joint Task Force was established and mandated to seize and destroy all pirated textiles in August, 2010. Subsequently in June, 2013, the Task force was re-constituted by the Government, and a Vetting Committee on the importation of African Textile Prints was also constituted. According to Mr. Sarpong, the work of the Task Force had significantly minimized the piracy of Ghanaian textile prints. In July 2013, the Ministry of Trade and Industry announced that all imported African prints would be subjected to 100 percent physical examination with effect from September 13, 2013. Moreover, the importation of all textiles would be restricted to the Kotoka International Airport, Tema and Takoradi ports, in Ghana from September 2013 onwards. Source: Fibre2Fashion Africaghanagovernmentmanufacturerspirateprintseizingtextiletextiles Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail AtinukeIghodalo I'm a fun fashion lover, I love it love it love it. xxx More For You EHBS Couture Becomes Nigerias Primary Go To Brand For Sizzling RTW Fashion Northern Ghana Continues to Make Waves in the Fashion Industry with Smockyworld Limited’s... #OOTD: Tolu Bally Steps Out With A Jaw Dropping Boob handprint shirt x... #BIKINIBAE: South Africa’s Premium Swimwear Sensation Pamala Hughes Is Serving Ravishing Bikini Looks “Looks Like A Transgender” Africans Are Confused Over Brooke-Bruk Jackson’s Gender, The New... Get A Load Of The Top 15 Afrobeats Jams As Jyzno & Lasmid... 6 Essential Cautions When Sending Clothes To Style Influencers “We Created A Banger” Ghanaian Afrobeats Star Lasmid Pays Respect To Deceased Nigerian... Indulge In The Whimsical Elegance Of Ejiro Amos Tafiri’s SS23 ‘Ilé mi, Ilè... New Turtles Movie Subliminally Teaches Us To Beg White People For Acceptance Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.