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Vol 2 (AAC) No 6

Published 1st April 2009


Namibia

Not learning lessons

A year after Malaysian company Ramatex abandoned its US$100 million textile factory in Windhoek, the authorities are at last tackling the environmental impact of the operations of the politically-protected company. Ramatex had set up in Windhoek in 2001 to benefit from tariff reductions on African goods through the United States' African Growth and Opportunities Act (AAC Vol 1 No 5) but the company escaped effective scrutiny on environmental and working conditions.

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