UAE authorities uncover major fake cartridge operation
UAE authorities conducted a number of operations throughout 2018, seizing over 450,000 illicit items and disrupting the trade of counterfeit HP branded cartridges across both the UAE and internationally. Across EMEA over the last five years, approximately 12 million counterfeits and components have been seized by local authorities, supported by HP.
From July through to December 2018, UAE officials raided a number of clandestine workshops and private residences in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, where significant volumes of illicit, HP-branded products were concealed.
“HP is proud of our continued partnership with UAE authorities, delivering one of our most successful years to date in apprehending and prosecuting counterfeiters who break the law,” said Mathew Thomas, Managing Director, Middle East, Turkey and East Africa, HP. “Our unwavering efforts and commitment to removing counterfeit products from the market has delivered this outstanding result and is a true testament to the success of our Anti-Counterfeiting and Fraud Programme.”
HP has conducted over 4,500 audits and inspections (CPPAs and CDIs) of partners’ stocks or suspicious deliveries for customers. Through HP’s Anti Counterfeiting and Fraud (ACF) Programme, the company actively educates its customers and partners to be vigilant against fake printing supplies. It also cooperates closely with local and global law enforcement authorities to detect and dismantle illegal operations that produce counterfeit HP printing components.