Lack of leather standards policy blamed for surge in fake imports

Leather Apex Society of Kenya secretary-general Beatrice Mwasi (left) and Industry and Enterprise Development PS Betty Maina during the launch of the group in Nairobi last week. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NMG

What you need to know:

  • Foreign traders are passing products made from resin as genuine leather, denying local sector billions.

Lack of a quality standards’ policy is giving consumers of leather products a raw deal.

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