Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Step up war on dumping, counterfeits, govt told

From IPP Media, Dar es Salaam
By Felix Andrew

The government has been advised to take stringent measures against people found selling counterfeit products currently on the increase and threatening to retard the country`s development.

This was said at the weekend in Dar es Salaam by some city residents at a grand promotion conducted by Motorola Corporation which opened shop which would be selling Motorola products.

They said Tanzania had been a dumping site of counterfeit and substandard products and urged the government to take measures against people found involved in the business.

"We have various government authorities such as Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS), Tanzania Food and Drug Authority (TFDA) and Customs, all of which could assist bring the situation under control," said Juma Mkusa, a city resident.

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