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Cameroon could soon suspend imports of certain construction materials

Cameroon could soon suspend imports of certain construction materials
  • Comments   -   Monday, 11 March 2019 16:15

(Business in Cameroon) - An inter-ministerial mission will soon visit companies operating in steel and metallurgy sectors in Cameroon to assess the current state of production capacity and quality, it is officially reported.

“It is at the end of this visit that we will consider measures to be taken, in accordance with the presidential guidelines on import control, while preserving local industry,” explains Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana (photo), Cameroonian Minister of Trade. This was during a meeting held March 5 with operators in the steel and metallurgy sectors and consumer rights associations.

Producers of sheet metal, nails, concrete reinforcement etc. have requested that government should control massive imports of these products, since local supply is largely sufficient. According to consumers, local products are ignored in favor of imported products because of their rather lower quality.


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