The Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi, 1952, seized counterfeit, counterfeit and non-speculative goods during two inspection campaigns last September on commercial establishments and outlets in Abu Dhabi city markets. The confiscated products included electrical goods, goods for buildings, construction and household goods in general, as well as auto parts that pose a threat to consumers. The Abu Dhabi Economy explained to Emirates Today that it has released violations against the violating establishments, based on the Department's role in preventing fraud and commercial manipulation because of its many negative repercussions on the local economy and the business environment in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Mohammed Rashid Al Rumaithi, Director of Commercial Protection Department at the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi, revealed that the Department confiscated 1752 counterfeit, counterfeit and violating specifications during an intensive inspection campaign conducted on commercial establishments and outlets in Abu Dhabi markets last month, under the slogan `` A safe house) lasted a week as part of its efforts to protect intellectual property and fight commercial fraud.
Al-Rumaithi said that the report issued yesterday on the results of the inspection campaigns during the last month revealed that these confiscated goods include electrical goods, goods for buildings, construction and goods used in houses, pointing out that three violations have been released and an alarm has been issued. The right of a number of commercial establishments violated.
Al Rumaithi pointed out that the Department carried out another inspection campaign, which included commercial establishments and sales outlets in Abu Dhabi markets last month, under the title of «safe cars» lasted a week, during which confiscated about 200 pieces of spare parts of fake and adulterated and contrary to specifications, especially the brakes and other Infringements were also made against the infringing businesses during the campaign itself.
During the two campaigns, awareness leaflets were distributed to these establishments, explaining the damages and risks of promoting counterfeit, counterfeit and violating specifications. The Director of Commercial Protection Department at the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi, said that the Department will conduct intensive inspection campaigns including Al Ain City and Al Dhafra area before the end of this year, as part of its campaign to protect consumers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi from the dangers of bad goods that do not comply with specifications, as well as counterfeit and counterfeit goods. That are harmful to consumers.
He stressed that the Department gives priority to conducting continuous inspections and field visits throughout the Emirate to monitor and confiscate counterfeit and counterfeit trademarks and counterfeit goods in Abu Dhabi in order to preserve the rights of trademark owners, while protecting consumers from unsafe counterfeit and counterfeit products that cause damage. The Department's role in preventing fraud and commercial manipulation has many negative effects on the local economy and the business environment in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Al Rumaithi pointed out that the Abu Dhabi Economy has organized several workshops with the original brand owners, and intensified the training of inspectors in order to enhance their ability to control fake goods and ensure that the products comply with the UAE standard specifications, in addition to conducting awareness campaigns for consumers through the media and communication. The social and environmental risks of counterfeit and counterfeit goods, which negatively affect the economy of the Emirate and the state economy in general and the health and safety of consumers.
It is worth mentioning that the Department carried out a series of inspection campaigns on commercial establishments in markets and outlets in the three cities and regions of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi during the second quarter of this year, which resulted in the confiscation of 9,148 fake and counterfeit goods.