Abu Dhabi / WAM
Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED) has seized 10,231 counterfeit beauty and skincare products in an inspection campaign launched by its Commercial Protection Directorate (CPD) in Mussaffah, Abu Dhabi.
The CPD also issued 12 fines against vehicle owners who transported products without a license in Zayed City Centre in Abu Dhabi and the Industrial Zone in Mussaffah after an inspection campaign.
Ahmed Tarish Al Qubaisi, CPD Acting Director, said that the DED will continue the campaigns which aim to combat commercial fraud in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and put an end to the phenomenon of unlicensed commercial activities.
“The campaign was executed in storage facilities of beauty and skincare products in Musaffah area, and was carried out as a result of complaints and reports from the public and trademark owners about the widespread circulation of these items in the markets of Abu Dhabi City. They represent the DED’s quick response as per its mandate and responsibilities set out in Law No. 02 of 2009 on the establishment of the DED, and Resolution No. 25 on the regulation of economic activities and commercial licensing, authorising it to impose penalties that could amount to closure against any establishment involved in commercial fraud,” he added.