general info DUBAI CUSTOMS RECYCLES COUNTERFEITS WORTH DHS 3.2 MILLION
Dubai Customs Recycles Counterfeits Worth Dhs 3.2 Million
Updated on 17 September 2020

Dubai Customs has recycled around 148,700 counterfeit pieces with a market value of AED 3.2 million this year, according to a top official. 

Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs, said that over 148,700 fakes from 46 international brands were recycled instead of being destroyed. 

The counterfeit items consisted mostly of luxury handbags, garments and electronics. While the fakes were destroyed, the reusable items were salvaged and recycled for better use. 

"The IPR department is very serious about the rights of international brands and how to protect them from counterfeiting," Mubarak said. "Instead of destroying counterfeit goods, we offer them the option of recycling them as this is more environmentally friendly.”

Dubai Customs had recently held an online video meeting with French and US diplomatic missions in Dubai in order to develop “the best protection” of the rights of French and US brands. 

The meeting also discussed international cooperation for protecting intellectual property rights (IPR) and preventing counterfeit products. 

“We have agreed with the commercial representatives of the French and American diplomatic missions in the emirate on certain ways to achieve the best results in IPR field following the best international practices,” Mubarak noted.

 

Share this page!
COMMENTS
MORE ON general info

Emirati astronauts Major Hazza Al Mansouri and Dr Sultan Neyadi have arrived in Houston, Texas to begin an intensive training programme at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre. 

Dubai Safari Park will start welcoming visitors from 5 October as confirmed by Dubai Municipality on Monday.

Senior officials from UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) have been administered the COVID-19 vaccine in line with the health ministry’s goal to get all frontline health workers vaccinated against the virus. 

Some of Abu Dhabi’s most iconic sites lit up on Sunday night to celebrate the capital’s inaugural hosting of UN’s Global Goals House event. 

Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre has updated guidelines for weddings and funerals taking place in the capital with the aim of preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the cancellation of alcohol licences for individuals in the capital.

An Arab actress, identified only by her initials “M.H”, has been arrested by Dubai Police for organising birthday parties at two restaurants and posting videos of the parties on Snapchat showing guests not adhering to COVID-19 safety rules. 

Dubai’s ‘Bus On-Demand’ service has completed 84,009 trips since the launch of the service in February, according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). 

If you can’t figure out the two new green or yellow dots that have been appearing on your iPhone screen over the past two days, UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has issued a notice to clarify this new feature.

Authorities in Abu Dhabi have confirmed that notices will be placed at home entrances of people in self-quarantine. 

First Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  ... Next Last 
FEATURED
A 'must do' when in Dubai.
The Dubai Fountain was designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas, and is 275 metres long with five circles and two central arcs. Over
Unveiled in February 2010, the Burj Khalifa stands 828 metres high - 320 metres taller than Taipei 101 which held the record since 2004. The Burj Khalifa currently holds seven records, including the highest occupied
Since its opening in December 1999, the Burj Al Arab has been one of the most photographed structures in the world. Sometimes referred to as "the world's most luxurious hotel
The UAE is surrounded by two bodies of water, both offering different diving experiences. Dubai is good for shipwrecks, which are home to Barracuda, Snappers and Jacks, with common
Take a magic carpet ride across rolling red sand dunes, with an amazing bird's eye view of the untouched desert below.
HAPPENINGS
Now that Iris Dubai will be moving back to its Meydan location tonight, 5 October, we can tell you for sure that you wouldn’t be running out of things to do anytime soon.
Dubai’s longest-running comedy night has announced a new lineup for October with three international acts taking the stage at different venues across the city. 
The award-winning actor and comedian will be performing at Dubai Opera on Saturday, 7 November from 8pm onwards, and early bird tickets are available until Monday, 12 October.
As we observe the International Day of Sign Languages today, we’ve rounded up a few places in the UAE that teach sign language, so you can learn a new skill while opening yourself up to a whole new world.
Cricket fans in Dubai have a lot to look forward to now that the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has kicked off in the UAE. So, if you were still wondering where to catch the big matches in Dubai, we’ve found you just the right spots
Are you missing travelling and exploring new places? Even with us being confined to our homes, you can still keep discovering new places through complimentary virtual tours arranged by digital platform Google Arts and Culture.
If you are expecting a quiet month with not much else to do other than some me-time, then think again. The calendar this month is packed full of things for everyone to do. There are things for everyone from music lovers, fitness fans, foodies, art.
Do you love food and more food? Then this is for you. Etisalat Beach Canteen, part of Dubai Food Festival, is back for daily from 8pm onwards until 14 March. The food carnival is on Jumeriah Beach
Top things to do in Dubailand, Motor City, Sport City and Green Community
Top things to do in Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), Emirates Living, Jebel Ali, Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)
Top things to do in Al Barsha, Barsha Heights and Al Quoz
Top things to do in Downtown Dubai, DIFC, Business Bay, Al Meydan and Dubai Design District
Top things to do in Jumeirah 1,2,3, Beach Road, Al Wasl Road, Umm Suqeim, Al Sufouh, Palm Jumeirah
Top things to do in Sheikh Zayed Road, 2nd of December Street and Al Satwa
Top things to do in Bur Dubai, Karama, Al Mankhool, Al Jaddaf and Oud Metha
Top things to do in Deira, Garhoud and Al Muteena.
Dubai stands in line with cities like Paris, Milan, London and New York, so you can never be bored of this city. There are a million of things to see, try, and taste!
And you won't be disappointed.
Your little ones will thank you.
INSTAGRAM
FOLLOW
Discover Dubai
Stay Connected - Drop us your email.