Industry in Madagascar

  • East Africa moves to curb used car imports, boost local assembly plants

    DJIBOUTI CITY, 2016/06/13 East African states are tightening controls on used car imports in a drive to cut pollution and boost the local manufacturing industry. Kenya recently announced that it would scale up its used car emissions laws, joining Uganda which has by presently introduced related taxes. Cabinet Secretary in Kenya’s Ministry of Transport James Macharia said that the policy would any minute at this time be in place and that motorists found to be in breach of the law risk having their cars deregistered. “By the end of the year, we will require vehicles countrywide to undergo a mandatory inspection to determine their level of toxic emissions,” said Mr Macharia.
  • "Made in Madagascar" textile products sold in China

    MADAGASCAR, 2011/12/24 Good quality textile products marked "Made in Madagascar" are currently sold in China, the producer of the Indian Ocean island country has said. The entry into the Chinese market was affirmed at the weekend by the director of the company Cottonline, Salim Ismael, at its offices in Antsirabe, 170 km south of the capital Antananarivo.The textiles including shirts and trousers are made of cotton produced by the company itself.