Dubai Customs has seized 133 counterfeited items worth an estimated Dh 72.6 million. The items seized include electronics, watches, eyewear, clothing, fabrics, perfumes and cosmetics, medicines and medical equipment, tyres, auto spare parts, telephones and accessories, computers and other imports.
The Director of Dubai Customs’ IPR Department, Yousef Ozair Mubarak, stated that the department is committed to tackling intellectual property rights infringements and counterfeiting in a bid to protect the economy and enable producers to avoid losses from their products being counterfeited.
“We put the protection of intellectual property rights on top of our priorities at Dubai Customs, and are working to improve the level of our performance in dealing with counterfeit goods, by providing the best levels of training to the staff and inspectors in the circuit, so as to enable them to detect counterfeiting and piracy efficiently, backed by the best innovations and technologies in the control and inspection field,”
Ozair while speaking forward added that Dubai Customs has well equipped centers with the most advanced inspection equipment and they are in strong partnership with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and with other relevant authorities to coordinate efforts against counterfeiting and infringement which has remain a constant bane to productivity and economy.
He added that the custom is working tirelessly to improve the efficiency in their discharge of their duties in detecting counterfeiting and piracy with best technologies and through monitoring system.