Despite efforts by Cambodian government to eradicate counterfeiting in the country, some unscrupulous individuals have continued to further this menace. The country’s Interior Ministry previously set up a Counter Counterfeit Committee to fight against counterfeiting and its citizenry.
Recently, the Counter Counterfeit Committee, and Interior Minister, Sar Kheng, disclosed that the Committee is set to destroy 60 tonnes of counterfeit cosmetics confiscated in recent months. Some of the counterfeit goods were seized along the border with neighboring countries in 2017, while others (more than 26 tonnes) were seized from markets in Cambodia as disclosed by Loeung Ratha, the Deputy Director-General of Camcontrol.
The deputy secretary of the Counter Counterfeit Committee, Keo Hokly stated that the seized goods were made up of cosmetics such as shampoo with no names listed, and other products which could hamper the health of the citizens.
Speaking further, Mr. Kheng implored the public to join in the campaign against counterfeiting and report hawkers spotted with fake products to the Interior Ministry. He also charged the police not to collude with vendors selling the products.