Counterfeit goods originating from the UAE

15 percent of counterfeit goods seized in the European Union in 2009 originated from the United Arab Emirates.

In 2010, the percentage of fake goods from the U.A.E. fell to 0.66 of all seizures in the EU.

In terms of financial value of the counterfeit items, the value of fake goods from the U.A.E consisted of 1.79 percent of the total confiscated value.

Source: Awad Mustafa, “Fake goods seized in EU from UAE fall to near zero,” National, August 14, 2011.