Despite the fact that poor quality products are banned for sale in the United States and Europe, these products still find their way into other markets outside the stated markets. Some countries, especially the developing countries, are thus being flooded with recycled, old, obsolete or damaged goods from the international markets.
This poses a very big problem to local producers in such countries and it is also a potential time bomb that is bound to weaken international trade ties. With the contemporary efforts that companies and countries are making towards getting a share of the international market, the aforementioned habitual exportation of poor quality goods is bound to phase itself out.
Developing countries have been fairly associated with all sorts of problems. These countries are normally subjected to unfair trade agreements by other countries that offer them development assistance. It is these agreements that pave way for importation of poor quality goods in the developing countries.
A development partner may offer to aid a given developing country to construct roads with the terms that all the materials to be used in this project will come from the country undertaking the project. This attracts exploitation of the developing country since the country may not have a choice. Thus poor quality construction materials will be imported to the country.
The exportation of poor quality goods is bound to bring problems to both parties involved. The country to which the goods are exported will indubitably face problems from the competition of products from local manufacturers with the imported products. The imported products are bound to decrease the demand for locally manufactured products since, with their poor quality, they will most probably be offered at low prices.
The other problem will be the effects that these poor-quality products will have on the consumers. For instance, the stated case of a road built with poor-quality materials, the road will most probably get damaged quickly. This will lead to dissatisfaction of stakeholders in its country of domicile. The effect of this will be that the exporter who provided the goods and services to the country may be banned from transacting with the country.
With the stated contemporary efforts y companies and countries to sustainably establish themselves in the international markets and with the contemporary consumers who value quality, such practices as the exportation of poor quality goods are bound to become the contemporary dinosaurs.
Consumers are increasingly fishing for goods from the international markets in order to get quality goods. It, therefore, follows that when the quality is compromised, they will have nothing to do with the company or country providing the goods and with time, the exporters of poor quality goods will have to produce and export quality products.
Although there are a number of factors that make it hard to completely phase out the exportation of poor quality products, the practice will, undoubtedly, get extinct with time. This is due to the rising demand for quality goods and the increasing economic independence of developing countries.
The countries that practice this unethical trade behavior should take responsibility and find better ways of reaching the poor markets in developing countries. This is because the poor quality goods that they export to such countries may have serious effects on their consumers. One of the approaches that such exporters may use is the production of quality goods in large quantities and meant for export to certain countries. They can then enter in agreements with such countries to ensure that they will sell in large quantities.