Zimbabwe clothing industry urges tightening of control to curb imports

Xinhua, Harare:
Zimbabwe’s clothing and manufacturing industry yesterday called for strict enforcement of control measures to curb an influx of imports that have negatively affected growth in the industry.
The sector used to employ 35,000 people at its peak in 1996 but this had declined to 6,800 due to various challenges including an influx of cheap clothing imports, lack of access to affordable capital and investment.
As a result, the sector was currently producing about 20-25 percent of national demand, with the balance being imported.