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Uniqlo expanding production network to Africa

Japanese clothier looks to cut costs to better compete in the US and Europe

Uniqlo is looking to make further inroads into America and Europe.

TOKYO -- Japan-born casualwear retailer Uniqlo is opening its first African manufacturing plant in Ethiopia to take advantage of low labor costs, hoping to create an export hub for the U.S. and European markets.

The chain aims to begin test production of T-shirts and other tops in the country as early as 2018. More products will join the mix if the plant shows that it can handle the volume and meet quality standards.

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