Smuggling fears as fake goods seizure declines

Anti-Counterfeit Authority

Anti-Counterfeit Authority (ACA) officers during a raid on shops along River Road, Nairobi on April 12, 2019. The KMA says about 70 per cent of fakes are imported. 

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Value of seized fake goods fell 76.63pc to Sh232.2m in year to June.
  • The fall is attributed to the Anti-Counterfeit Agency being kicked out entry points.

The exclusion of the Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA) from inspecting imports at the port of Mombasa could be hampering the fight against fakes after the value of seized contrabands dropped sharply.

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