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More than 10,000 fake beauty products seized in Abu Dhabi

Fines are also issued against vehicle owners who transported products without a licence

More than 10,000 fake beauty products seized in Abu Dhabi

More than 10,000 counterfeit beauty and skincare products have been seized in an operation launched in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development said its Commercial Protection Directorate unit had seized 10,231 products in Mussaffah, Abu Dhabi.

It also issued 12 fines against vehicle owners who transported products without a licence in Zayed City Centre in Abu Dhabi and the Industrial Zone in Mussaffah, news agency WAM reported.

Ahmed Tarish Al Qubaisi, CPD acting director, said that the campaigns will continue to combat commercial fraud in the emirate and put an end to unlicensed commercial activities.

"The campaign was executed in storage facilities of beauty and skincare products in Musaffah area, and was carried out as a result of complaints and reports from the public and trademark owners about the widespread circulation of these items in the markets of Abu Dhabi City," he added.

Al Qubaisi said that to combat this practice, the Department of Economic Development will write to various stakeholders, including the Transport Department, Abu Dhabi Municipality and the Ministry of Labour, to launch joint campaigns in certain places where unlicensed activities are practiced.

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