ICCE launches Arabic version video and rolls out law enforcement training across the UAE

Between Sunday 11 March and Wednesday 21 March 2018 a number of ICCE (Imaging Consumables Coalition of Europe, Middle East and Africa) members are involved in the roll out of an extensive training and education programme across the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With events in all seven Emirates, ICCE members are hoping to reach out to 250 representatives from UAE customs, police and other government agencies. To support these training events, ICCE has produced a video containing Arabic subtitles. 

The training programme involves an introduction to the brands in the imaging consumables sector and their respective product portfolios whilst practical demonstrations explain how to differentiate counterfeits from genuine products. The training aims to give participants the confidence they need to recognise counterfeit imaging consumables during their routine checks of shipments, warehouses, street sellers and reseller outlets. 

The event programme starts in Al Ain on 11 March 2018 before travelling to Abu Dhabi, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Sharjah, and completing the 10 day programme in Dubai. The training welcomes delegates from various authorities including the Economic Development Departments, Municipalities, Consumer Protection Departments, Customs, Police CID Economic Crimes Departments and Criminal Laboratory Expert Offices.

Please follow us throughout our trip on Twitter #UAEICCEtraining.

About ICCE

ICCE was formed in 1997 to provide an industry-wide response to tackle the growing threat of counterfeiting within the imaging supplies industry across Europe, Middle East and Africa. It is a non-profit making association with ten members: Brother, Canon, Epson, Hewlett-Packard, Kyocera, Lexmark, OKI, Ricoh, Samsung and Xerox. 

Manufacturers of imaging products are working together as ICCE to combat counterfeiting and to protect consumers. A number of ICCE members have developed authentication devices and systems that enable consumers to check if a product may be counterfeit – see our website. You can follow ICCE on Twitter @ICCEfightsfakes.