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Kenyan Government reveals name of four most counterfeited items

According to the latest report by Anti-counterfeits Agency, three-quarters of Kenyans use duplicate goods. The Kenyan government bureau states that the most copied goods in the market ate mobile phones at 51.8 per cent and alcohol at 30.8 per cent. In the list, DVD items are on the third spot at 26.4 per cent while bottled water comes on fourth with 24 per cent.

Besides these products other commonly duplicated goods are toners, software, accessories and lubricants. The report also revealed that out of the 70 per cent people who use low-grade products, 19 per cent purchase the goods knowingly whereas 49.6 per cent said that they bought the goods as they were cheap.

An additional 17.3 per cent of the consumers were looking for genuine products but couldn’t find them while 18.3 per cent were not aware of the issues.

ACA chairperson Flora Mutahi said that duplication included branding & trademark manipulation, misspelling of names and copying of colouring. She revealed that the Kenyan government has confiscated goods worth Ksh 8.5 billion in the last few months.

She stated the country loses an estimated Ksh200 billion annually due to trade in counterfeit products. “Kenya is indeed ahead of its counterparts in the fight against counterfeits, but manned land borders open the country to illicit trade,” remarked ACA chief executive Elema Halake.



Indian markets of counterfeit goods-destroying businesses and brands

One of the biggest reasons for the sale of counterfeit goods are their low prices compared to the original items. Whether it’s a designer bag or a diamond-studded watch one can easily buy their cheap replicas. Experts have revealed that the replicas of luxury goods are sold at 1/4th of the original price. Such counterfeit goods are sold at different markets situated in different cities of India and are quite a rage among shopping lovers. However, these markets are quite detrimental to the original brands and their outlets. Let’s know about the market locations popular for the sale of counterfeit goods.

Ghaffar market in Delhi

Delhi accounts for the sale of 75 % of counterfeit goods in India. We also did a blog earlier on the counterfeit good markets of Delhi. Although there are many big and small hubs for duplicate products in the capital, Ghaffar Market catches the attention of every counterfeit lover. You can find here cheap copies of brands like Gucci, Tiffany, Burberry quite easily. Apart from clothes the place also caters fake electronics, cosmetics and other items.

Brigade Road in Bangalore

The IT city of Bangalore has a range of counterfeit items at the Brigade Road market in Bangalore. You can specifically ask here for cheap copies of original products from the suppliers which are usually kept hidden due to the fear of government raids.

Linking Road and Heera Panna market in Mumbai

The tinsel town equally suffers from the menace of counterfeiting. Mumbai has different markets with all kinds of counterfeit products. Linking road is one of the most prominent locations popular for cheap replicas of renowned luxury brands like Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton etc. Another prominent location for counterfeit items is the Heera Panna market in Haji Ali, Mumbai. The place is a hub of first copy luxury watches. Besides watches, you can also find electronics, perfumes and shoes at this place.

Vardaan market and new market in Kolkata

The business hub of the east and once the seat of British monarchy Kolkata has sprawling markets which offer all kinds of items for young and old. Due to the craze for shopping, the middle-class Kolkatans have resorted to buying counterfeit items. This has given way to the establishment of a growing counterfeit industry which runs from different hubs in the city. Vardaan market is one such place where you can get the best copy of anything. Another popular destination for fake products is the new market where you can find replicas of luxurious products. It is better to accompany a person who has prior knowledge of such places so that you may not find it tough to bargain or assess the quality of products.