Fake products worth Dh83m seized in Ajman

Fake products worth Dh83m seized in Ajman

Ajman - As part of a crackdown to target fake products of international brands,



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Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Mon 7 May 2018, 6:47 PM

Last updated: Mon 7 May 2018, 8:59 PM

More than 413, 277 counterfeit products of around 40 international brands worth over Dh83 million were seized by the Ajman Department of Economic Development (ADED).
The seizure came as part of a crackdown to target fake products of international brands, including cosmetic, shoes, handbags, spare parts, perfumes and many other stuff. 
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Majid Al Suwaidi, director of customer relation department, said as counterfeit products are flooding the markets, it prompted the ADED, in coordination with the department concerned, to intensify inspection.
He added that the ADED will be taking legal action against the violators to ensure implementation of local and federal laws that prevent fraud in various forms, including the move to curb counterfeit goods, which constitutes a clear violation of the law and a threat to the society as well as the consumer. He stressed the seizure of counterfeit items helps check the illegal piracy trade in the emirate.
Al Suwaidi said, "DED-Ajman's efforts fall in line with our move to help create a fair consumer and investment environment that not only supports economic growth but reduces incidences of fradulent commercial practices."
He added: "We are committed to creating a safe and competitive economic environment that supports the development of various vital economic sectors. Our priority is to protect consumers who are victims of legal violations by some sellers, such as promoting and trading illegal goods that fall under the category of commercial fraud, counterfeiting, forging and violation of intellectual property laws."
The director urged the public to report any instances of commercial fraud and malpractices on the ADED hotline number 80070 or via email at info@ajmanded.ae


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