Counterfeits hunt

Counterfeit crackdown: A year-round mission in UAE: Inspectors conduct daily visits and investigate stores to ensure they are following laws.

Authorities have confiscated more than 7,000 fake products in Abu Dhabi so far this year. And these fakes were seized not in random busts – but as part of strategic inspection campaigns, with a clear mechanism in place.

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Economic Development (DED) had launched the campaign to uphold the rights of trademark owners, protect consumers against commercial fraud, and prevent the entry of counterfeit products into the local market.

A total of 7,079 products -including clothes, accessories, electrical and electronic devices, automotive supplies and spare parts, and building materials – were seized this year under the ongoing drive.

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