"Dubai Customs" recycles counterfeit goods worth 750,000 dirhams
The Dubai Customs Department reported that it recycled counterfeit goods, with an estimated value of 750,000 dirhams, noting that the goods that were seized in the customs centers recently, consisted of 113 thousand pieces for 13 brands, including different types of (bags, clothes, phones, headphones, and women's cosmetics).
The department added in a statement that those goods will be converted after being recycled into materials usable in other fields.
The recycling operations came in the presence of representatives from diplomatic bodies and consulates of the United States of America, Germany, Korea, the United Kingdom, and France, with the participation of inspection officers from the Cargo Village Customs Center, Jebel Ali and the Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Department. The recycling operations were completed over four consecutive days and continued during the period from 12 to 15 September 2021.
Dubai Customs confirmed that this comes out of its support for protecting the intellectual property rights of companies that own trademarks and in support of protecting the environment in the UAE.
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