The traders importing outdated food stuff and counterfeit drugs to Somalia will be brought to the book, said Somali attorney General Ahmed Ali Dahir, on Monday.
Since the collapse of the Central government in 1991, markets in Somalia have not been regulated; this has resulted the country to become a booming market for counterfeits of different products including food products.
Dahir said Somali ministry for commerce and industry would carry out quality check in order to reduce hazardous and substandard imported products.
“We heard some of Somali traders complaining about the launch of quality control department in the country but I call on the ministry for trade immediately set up quality control measures,” said Dahir.
Last year, Somalia’s Federal government has contracted a Turkish company (PGM), to help inspect the quality of imports and exports products in a move to guard against importation of harmful products and implement quality assurance standards.