- Published on Thursday, 19 July 2012 02:59
- Written by MGAYA KINGOBA in Beijing
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THE government of China will conduct special inspections on goods exported to Africa to flush out fake and sub-standard goods coming into the continent.
Africa has also been urged to take steps to control the situation by increasing supervision and inspection of goods getting into the continent from China.
This was said yesterday by the Director General in the Department of Africa in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Mr Lu Shaye.
Mr Shaye told more than 40 journalists from the African continent who were in the country to report on the 5th meeting of China and Africa Relationship which starts on Thursday.
"We have decided that all goods going to Africa must go through a special inspection to ensure that only those with high quality and standards go to the continent," Mr Shaye noted.
He said that in today's meeting, they will appeal to the continent to assist in controlling the goods from china.
Earlier in a meeting with the journalists, the Vice-President of the International Relations Institute of China, Dr Liu Youfa, said there are eight issues that need to be addressed by China and Africa to control fake and sub-standard goods.
Dr Youga said that the eight things include control of customs, establishing trading centres, establishing markets, trade relations and trade guidelines. The rest include having joint control/inspection and assisting business people from both Africa and China to exchange experience.
He said that in today's meeting the President of China, Mr Hu Jintao, is expected to be open on the different assistance China has extended to Africa through its bilateral relationship.