Customs recycles 134,000 fake items worth over Dh1m
Products marked for incineration turned into valuable commodities
Around 134,000 counterfeit items of 42 brands, with a street value of Dh1.01 million, have been recycled by Dubai Customs.
The recycled goods included bags, clothes, watches, gloves, glasses and car filters. The recycling took place in the presence of US, Germany, Japan and UK mission representatives.
Yousuf Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs, said: “Recycling allows us to convert counterfeit goods into valuable commodities while reducing landfill and the carbon dioxide emissions associated with incineration.”
He added: “Our priority is to prevent the entry of these goods into the country. We work closely with the diplomatic missions and the right owners to achieve best results in protecting intellectual property rights and the investors’ interests.”