Counterfeiting: More than 2 million items seized


The volume of counterfeit items seized amounted to 2,021,886 items in 2023 compared to 1,821,886 in 2022, an increase of 11%, with a total value estimated at 19.9 million dirhams (MDH), according to the Administration of Customs and Indirect Taxes (ADII).

Furthermore, 622 requests for suspension of the free circulation of goods, presumed to be counterfeit, were processed compared to 682 in 2022, indicates the ADII in its activity report for the 2023 financial year.

With the development of online commerce, particularly sales on social networks which constitute a privileged channel for the dissemination of counterfeit products, Customs has strengthened its control mechanisms to combat this phenomenon which is harmful to the national economy and health. and consumer safety, notes the same source.

Concerning the scourge of smuggling, the ADII specifies that as part of its mission to protect the national enterprise and the health of citizens, it has strengthened its intervention system throughout the Kingdom to control the flow organized smuggling and locate suspicious warehouses, particularly in areas experiencing intense activity. Customs also made significant seizures of goods (excluding cigarettes and narcotics) with a total value of MAD 262 million, compared to MAD 123 million in 2022.

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