The Anti-Counterfeit Authority (ACA) has released goods worth Sh50 million seized at China Square after confirming their authenticity.
ACA CEO Robi Mbugua Njoroge said March 2, 2023, the goods were seized on February 16, 2023, in response to a complaint from Smithmo Company Ltd, which suspected China Square of selling counterfeit Finder Tools.
“We would like to clarify that the Anti-Counterfeit Authority (ACA) has released the goods that were seized at the China Square worth 50 million shillings. The goods were seized on 16th February 2023 following a complaint received from Smithmo Company Ltd, which suspected the sale of counterfeit Finder Tools within the premises,” ACA wrote.
ACA, on the other hand, stated that it received a letter from Smithmo Company Ltd on February 27 requesting that the complaint be withdrawn and the goods are released.
Smithmo Company Ltd had verified that the goods were sourced from the same manufacturer and international brand owner as Finder Merchandise, according to the letter.
“In light of this new information, ACA conducted a thorough investigation and verified the source of the goods, and we can confirm that they are authentic Finder Tools. As such, we have released the goods to the rightful owner,” the agency added.
ACA urged the public to be cautious when purchasing goods and to report any suspected cases of counterfeit goods to ACA.