Uganda, March 22 -- The proposed anti-counterfeit goods and services law seeks to impose tougher rules to control the sale, manufacture and importation of counterfeit goods and services.

The private member's Bill drafted by Mr Asuman Basalirwa, the Bugiri Municipality Member of Parliament, proposes to, among others, introduce a 10-year jail term for anyone, who violates the major objectives of the Bill.

The Anti-Counterfeit Goods and Services Bill, 2023, also imposes a Shs50m penalty on those defying the directives of its enforcers.

Mr Basalirwa, who launched public consultations on the Bill at Parliament yesterday, told journalists that although there are scattered pockets of anti-counterfeit legislation, the country lacks robust legi...