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Dubai Customs seizes $9.66m worth of fake goods

Dubai Customs' seizures included electronics, glasses, spare automobile parts, textiles, utensils, bags and shoes.

Dubai Customs seizes $9.66m worth of fake goods
Dubai Customs' seizures included electronics, glasses, spare automobile parts, textiles, utensils, bags and shoes.

Dubai Customs made a total of 130 intellectual property seizures in the first half of 2018, with a total value of AED 35.5 million ($9.66 million), it was announced on Tuesday. 

The seizures included electronics, glasses, spare automobile parts, textiles, utensils, bags and shoes. 

“We support innovation and authenticity in the UAE following the wise directives of our leadership,” said Yousef Ozair Mubarak, director of the Dubai Customs IPR Department.

“For this we enhance our partnerships with different stakeholders to consolidate efforts in protecting intellectual property rights. We work together with local and federal government departments and trademark owners in the private sector to prevent counterfeiting and piracy.”  

Mubarak added that Dubai Customs has equipped its customs centres with high-tech inspection devices and “developed the competencies and skills of its officers to effectively prevent any smuggling or counterfeiting attempts.” 

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