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Vol 43 No 20

Published 11th October 2002


Nigeria

Nigeria's rag trade

On 2 October Nigeria banned imports of all textiles in a bid to revive its own ailing industry. It now depends on imports from Asia, some of them produced with Nigerian cotton sold via French traders to India and China. The ban seems aimed at China, which has been dumping African prints in Nigeria at below the cost of raw cotton.

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