UAE busts 60,000 fake products worth $1.68 mn

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Dubai, Aug 14 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday confiscated more than 60,000 fake products “with well-known brand names” in the emirate of Ajman.

The fake products, estimated at a value of 6.2 million dirhams ($1.68 million), included shoes, perfumes, clothes, bags and leather.

The raid in Al-Jaraf Industrial Zone came amid the country’s efforts to regulate the market and combat commercial fraud.

“All necessary legal actions were taken and penalties have been imposed on the violators following the confiscation of counterfeit,” said the report.

“The seizure of the counterfeit came in response to a complaint citing the circulation of fake copies of international brands,” said Majed Al Suwaidi, a senior official at the UAE’s Department of Economic Development.

The emirate of Ajman, one of the smallest of the seven sheikhdoms of the UAE, is an hour’s drive from Dubai.

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The Gulf state, home to one of the biggest commercial port in the region located in Jebel Ali of Dubai, is a major hub for goods, linking Asia with Africa and Europe.

–IANS/WAM

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