Counterfeit products worth Dh5m seized in Sharjah

The Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD) on Sunday seized counterfeit products worth more than Dh5 million.

A senior official at the department said the seized products included 43,440 fake spare parts, 94,656 fake personal care products, and 40,560 cosmetic products.

Sultan Abdullah bin Hadda Al Suwaidi, chairman of the SEDD, said that this seizure comes within the department's efforts to save the markets from violations of laws in order to ensure that markets in Sharjah are free from counterfeit products that pose threat to public health and safety.

Al Suwaidi pointed out that the department will continue the inspection campaign, targeting fake goods as part of its duty to protect the community from the dealers who want to gain profits through illegal ways. He added that these periodic inspections on existing facilities in the emirate are done to ensure that everyone is committed to obey the regulations as well as to offer the best services to consumers. "The SEDD plays this role to ensure that fake products are not being sold in the market. The monitoring will be continued to deter violators," Al Suwaidi stressed.