It is that time of the year again when businesses fight for the most profitable and busy period for businesses and market.
It has become a norm for the Metropolis and the SARS and Customs to invade small businesses in the Johannesburg business center. these Metropolitan Police have started invading shops, where houses and trade places for goods they tagged either fake or Pirated good.
One of the business owners whose goods were confiscated by these claimed he bought the goods from a suppler and have not paid up for the goods only for them. Lamenting further, he questioned how the goods finds its way into the country through the Airport and sea borders, why the customs allowed the goods into the country only for them to become the victims while the main imposter are left free from the brunt of their engagements?
Another reasoning has it that these seizure of so-called illegal goods by these men are done in the interest of the players in the market to protect them from the standing posing stiff competition as their prices are lower and goods quality as good meeting the standard preferred bu consumers.
It is a clear fact that there are many interest that should be protected in every country’s industry mostly of the tax payers. it has equally become problems in the hands of our law enforcement body, the trouble of fighting industrial acclaimed crimes.
There hundreds of goods in the markets of different industries which actually are not of substandard quality, but by the virtue of their prices and preferences to the locally made ones thet command more demand by the public to the locally made ones.
Examples are cigaret imported from Zimbabwe, wears imported from factories abroad, some of which are fairly uses and some of which are factory rejects. all of these goods made preference to consumers are sold at very low prices compared to the same wears sold in big clothing stores.
It has not been spoken about or debated on our national media, the issue of which brand or quality of these clothing which should not be imported or sold in the market.
However our industry is dictated by interests which does not take to account the needs and interest of the poor and opportunities, development and changing time as meets population and diversity of preferences.