Counterfeit Toyota parts worth Dhs10.5m confiscated in the UAE in 2020
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Counterfeit Toyota parts worth Dhs10.5m confiscated in the UAE in 2020

Counterfeit Toyota parts worth Dhs10.5m confiscated in the UAE in 2020

A total of 21 raids were conducted for counterfeit parts during 2020

More than 300,000 counterfeit Toyota parts worth Dhs10.5m were seized by government officials last year, including 165,375 oil filters, Al-Futtaim Toyota, part of Al-Futtaim Automotive, has revealed.

Al-Futtaim Toyota, in collaboration with UAE government authorities and the Economic Development Department, conducted 21 raids for counterfeit parts in 2020. The raids included checks across retail shops in all seven emirates, and resulted in fines worth Dhs310,000 being issued.

Items confiscated include serviceable goods such as the various filters and spark plugs, that can be challenging for consumers to differentiate from genuine Toyota products. In an attempt to fight against counterfeit parts, Al-Futtaim Toyota along with Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC)’s legal partners conducted ten training programmes across the UAE, training more than 400 additional government officials and field inspectors.

Genuine Toyota parts are available at Al-Futtaim Toyota and its authorised dealers.

More than 300,000 counterfeit Toyota spare parts valued at over Dhs15m ($4m) were also confiscated and destroyed in the UAE in 2018, Al-Futtaim Toyota announced in November that year.

Read: Counterfeit Toyota parts worth Dhs15m confiscated in the UAE this year

Toyota is exclusively distributed in the UAE by Al-Futtaim Toyota. In September 2019, Al-Futtaim Toyota launched the new 2020 Toyota GR Supra in the UAE, with the 2021 version expected a year later in October 2020.

In August 2020, Al-Futtaim Toyota introduced the all-new eighth-generation Toyota Hilux Adventure.

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