Understood, the funny aspects, but, seriously:
Did the global brands guy buy cheap imports because the salaries back home were too low already? Or went the salaries down because too many short-sighted people preferred lower quality? Maybe the imports were cheaper than home-made products because the transnational wholesalers got state-sponsered privileges? The national government intentionally destroys the middle class? Artificial manipulations of currencies? Lower quality standards for imports than for home-made stuff?
to be continued