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ADDED confiscates over 10,500 counterfeit auto parts in Al Ain

The latest seizure comes as part of inspection campaigns implemented by the DED to combat commercial fraud in Abu Dhabi

Inspection by the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi.
Inspection by the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi.

The Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi (ADDED) has confiscated over 10,500 counterfeit car spare parts in a residential area in Al Ain as part of its efforts and cooperation with Al Ain Municipality to combat commercial fraud and in response to the many complaints received from consumers.

Ahmed Tarish Al Qubaisi, acting director of the commercial protection department at ADDED said that the campaign was launched after many complaints were received from consumers who live in the area.

The latest seizure comes as part of inspection campaigns implemented by the DED to combat commercial fraud in Abu Dhabi. The DED aims to send a clear message to the owners of automotive spare parts shops and individuals regarding the importance of adhering to the conditions and requirements of commercial activity practice by maintaining trademarks rights, protecting intellectual property, ensuring free competition among all, and protecting the consumer against commercial fraud.

ADDED will carry out measures and penalties as per Law No. 02 of 2009 regarding the establishment of the ADDED and Decision No. 25 regarding the organisation of economic activities, in addition to the issue of commercial licenses which allows the department to issue penalties against any body or individual that carry out commercial fraud. Such sanctions may include closing the facility down and imprisonment with a fine.

Al Qubaisi called on consumers to contact the department via the government contact centre number to immediately inform about any commercial fraud is practised, especially the selling of car spare parts.

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