DCG moves to clamp down on counterfeit IT products

Local IT trade body seeks close cooperation from distributors and vendors

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DCG moves to clamp down on counterfeit IT products Representatives from the local IT distribution sector at the DCG roundtable discussion.
By  Manda Banda Published  April 7, 2014

The Dubai Computer Group (DCG) has revealed that it is putting measures in place that are aimed at clamping down on counterfeit IT products finding the way into authorised channels of distribution in the local channel.

The announcement was made at the first DCG-Disty Symposium 2014 held at the Capital Club, DIFC in Dubai recently. The roundtable discussion, which was held to promote ethical business conduct and forge close cooperation between DCG members and local distributors in the Dubai channel, highlighted the need for vendors, distributors and high street resellers to wipe out fake IT goods and grey imports in Dubai.

Suchit Kumar, a DCG working committee member, said, as the local channel has come under so much pressure with hardware margins being squeezed, some dealers have started to engage in malpractices of dealing in counterfeit IT products or grey imports to offset the business challenges they are facing.

Kumar said as DCG, the association is seeking help and ways on how this can be tackled by all involved in the local IT channel. "We want to work closely with all authorised distributors in terms of sharing information on companies that are promoting this illegal practise," he said. "We seek your help and from us as a registered IT association, the next step will be to invite vendors to a similar discussion where we would look at the role they can play in curbing counterfeit products being sold in authorised channels locally."

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