Enforcement Actions Against Counterfeits in Saudi Arabia

in Business Risk, Counterfeit Goods

Customs Officials in Saudi Arabia reported that is seized around 40 million counterfeit goods within Saudi Arabia in 2013. In addition to the number of fake goods seized, security services also stopped and prevented over 124 million counterfeits from entering the country in 2013.

One of the main fake and substandard product that was seized by the authorities were 30,000 air conditioners that were counterfeited and not made to government standards.

(More counterfeit goods statistics here.)

Source: Hazem Al-Shraqawi, “Fake items decline 45%,” Arab News, January 29, 2014.

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