KAM CEO’s Brief | 29th June 2018

The war against sub-standard & counterfeit goods in Kenya must not be conducted at the expense of Kenya’s legitimate local industry

Kenya Association of Manufacturers would like to register its concern and dismay over reports in the media that negligently and inaccurately list genuine Manufacturers in the country as ‘importing Sugar Barons’ in the context of illicit trade, and specifically the issue on imported sugar.

Whilst the fight against illicit trade is a vital intervention and one that KAM has been at the forefront of championing for more than 10 years, it is essential that we do not divert these efforts and resources to frustrate genuine businesses, especially in the context of a manufacturing sector that is severely affected by the trade of counterfeit and sub-standard goods.

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