Fake goods included auto spare parts, electronic devices, clothing, accessories, and cosmetics
The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) confiscated a total of 9,148 counterfeit products in 31,325 inspection and supervisory visits in the emirate’s three regions during the second quarter of this year.
The division conducted 15,126 inspections in Abu Dhabi city, 10,860 in Al Ain city and 5,339 in Al Dhafra region.
According to the report, the seized counterfeit products comprised auto spare parts, electronic devices, clothing, accessories, and cosmetics. A total of 3,234 items were confiscated in Abu Dhabi city and 5,914 in Al Ain city.
Rashed Abdul Karim Al Balooshi, undersecretary of ADDED, said that the department is doubling its efforts to protect consumers by monitoring the compliance of commercial establishments in the capital to existing regulations and laws, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.
The number of seized goods during the second quarter of 2019 went down compared to 9,294 counterfeit and adulterated products seized during the same period last year.