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Cheap designer clothes made by EPZ on sale again in Nairobi

Hundreds of city residents at the KICC Tsavo Hall buy clothing made locally from various Export Processing Zones (EPZ) on March 29th, 2017. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Hundreds of city residents at the KICC Tsavo Hall buy clothing made locally from various Export Processing Zones (EPZ) on March 29th, 2017. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Sale of cheap designer made-for-export clothes to Kenyans returns this weekend to Nairobi after similar stints in Mombasa and Nyeri.

The Export Promotion Zones Authority (EPZA) Tuesday said the four-day sale starting June 17 to June 21 will be held at KICC, giving traders and Kenyans access to high quality clothes at low prices.

The sale follows government's move to increase local market access for designer apparels made by EPZ firms to 40 per cent from the initial 20 per cent.

This allows the apparels firms to locally dispose 40 per cent of their entire production to the local market without paying duty.