The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Deng Boqing, has exonerated his country from the influx of low quality goods imported into Nigeria from the Asian country.
According to the envoy Nigerian importers and government officials are the cause for inferior goods imported from China into the country.He said, “China has been hailed as the ‘World Factory’, with its products reaching every corner of the earth, producing products for the high end market and fair quality products targeted for the medium and low end market.
“Most of the low quality products come to Africa because Africans, due to limited consumption level and capability, prefer cheap products, which propel some African businessman to import low end and low price products from China.”
The envoy also explained that many African importers, when making orders of products from Chinese manufacturers, always press for a lower price, which leaves little room for profit for the manufacturers and thus low guarantee of quality for the products.
Also, Ambassador Deng Boqing said that relevant authorities of African countries, where smuggling and gray customs clearance are quite common, have not conducted effective supervision against the low quality products.