Counterfeit goods destroyed in Phuket

The Intellectual Property Department and Phuket Provincial police destroyed over 200,000 counterfeit products valued at 43 million baht. The event was held at the solid waste incinerator at Sapan Hin. The Phuket Provincial Police, Department of Intellectual Property, Phuket Office of Commercial Affairs and Phuket City Municipality participated in this incident.
The organizers named this event ‘Destruction of Confiscated Pirated Products Ceremony’. The dignitaries who attended this occasion were Wichai Phraisa-ngop – The Governor of Phuket, Deputy Commerce Minister Alongkorn Ponlaboot, Pekad Tantipong - Phuket Police Commander, and MP Chalermlak Kebsup, whose business interests include real estate holdings in Patong. They wanted to create awareness amongst the locals and tourists to say no to counterfeit products.
The Phuket Gazette has reported that Mr. Alongkorn also climbed into a front-loader to destroy to destroy a large amount of the goods, which were incinerated later.
The merchandise included textiles, bags, watches, sunglasses and many other items that were popular amongst the tourists which were seized in multi-agency operations from January to October last year.
During this period, the Department of Intellectual Property reported 6,730 cases of intellectual property rights violations and seized 5.03 million illegal items countrywide, 75% from the same period in 2008.
More border control operations are required to stop pirated goods from entering the country because the trade costs Thailand a great deal in lost import taxes from legitimate goods, stated Minister Alongkorn. Pirated products are a stain on the beauty of Phuket, which should remain untarnished.
Mr. Alongkorn joined a ‘Say no to piracy’ walking campaign in Patong after the ceremony at Sapan Hin.

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