Jul 16, 2009

23 companies shut down for manufacture of fake goods

Ajman: Twenty three companies involved in the manufacturing and sale of fake goods were shut down by the Ajman Municipality in the first half of this year.

These companies were caught flouting the rules by inspectors during routine checks that are carried out by the civic body. In the last six months about 2,321 companies in Ajman were issued with fines in the last six months.

Checks were carried out in 2,451 companies during the last six months.

Yahya Al Reyasa, Acting Director-General of the municipality said that the companies found flouting municipality regulations were fined Dh10,000 to Dh50,000.

He said that the civic body has tightened its grip by making surprise visits on companies who put public safety at risk.