Traders Lectured On Pre-shipment Verification Scheme

cheap geneva; font-size: small;”>In a meeting organised by KACITA at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala on Thursday, Everest Kayondo, the chairman of the association said, “Since most traders are green about PVOC , it is our duty to teach them about its requirements.”

He added that the idea of grouping them according to their business levels, traders dealing in the same commodities would be better for them to understand the standards required than teaching them all at once.

Kayondo said many people including consumers have been saying that KACITA demonstrated that it is against PVOC but he clarified it.

“KACITA is only against the strings attached to PVOC standards. We also want our traders to sell the best quality.”

At the same meeting, the President of Conservative Party, Ken Lukyamuzi also urged government to be part and partial in the verification exercise and make sure that the goods are checked before entering the country to avoid exploiting traders.

The pre-shipment verification of imports recently attracted a storm, with traders holding a sit-down strike that paralysed business in Kampala.

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