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fake tyres and Chinese importers

Don’t blame China for fake products, blame greedy importers, SON collaborators—GMCIA

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Advocacy group, Goods Made in China Importers Association (GMCIA) has opened up on the intractable incidences of substandard products from China, saying few greedy and unpatriotic Nigerian importers should be blamed, alongside those manning our borders and checking standards at the ports.

In a statement by the Secretary of the association, Charles Udogaranya, he said “this counsel has become necessary as the ever-increasing blame trade is growing into a proportional height that may affect the cordial economic relations between the Asian Tiger and the African giant”.

“To put the record straight, we can confidently inform that from Beijing to Shanghai, to Guangzhou, to Shenzhen, Xiamen and across small and big cities in China, substandard products rarely exist.

“China produces for various nations in the world that includes nations like USA, Australia, Britain and European nations with standardized quality.

Udogaranya noted further that “The exception here is the illicit conduct of few Nigeria importers that put pressure on their Chinese manufactures for an unacceptable, poor quality, in order to make the goods extremely cheap at the local market in Nigeria to lure more patronage due to economic condition in the country”.

“We advise Nigerian buyers to only buy quality products as they will outlast the cheap and poor substandard products and in the long run saves money. We believe that if Nigerians can patronize only high quality products, importation of poor and substandard products will die naturally from our local markets”.

Business Hilights recalls that the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) said on the recently arrested two Chinese nationals with container load of fake tyres that “It was the duty of Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to check standards of goods and impound which the agency failed to do before the container was arrested on the highway”.


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