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KSA, China agree to combat counterfeit products

Saudi Arabia has signed a cooperation agreement with the Chinese Public Department for Quality Control, Test and Quarantine, to combat counterfeit and imitation goods, Arab News has reported. The deal aims to reduce the flow of counterfeit consumer goods to Saudi markets by undertaking several measures, including blacklisting merchants and factories that engage in such practices, to prevent the export or import of such goods. It also calls for blacklisting laboratories and awarding certificates of conformity to counteract this phenomenon.