I was just in Africa hearing about this very thing. It’s about a two billion dollar industry. Rwanda apparently has said no more to our castoffs in order to support local manufacturers, and we responded with tariffs. Of course we did. They are holding fast, and good for them. Who are we to force our castoffs on poor countries? But we do, and then punish them for turning off the spigot.

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