RUSSIA TO STEP UP FIGHT AGAINST COUNTERFEIT PRODUCTS IN DOMESTIC TEXTILE MARKET

THE VOLUME of counterfeit and contraband textile products, reaching Russia via nearby countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia), last year (2017) amounted to Russian roubles RUB30 billion (USD500 million), according to Russian government officials and textile producers. These figures continue to grow, they claim, posing not only a threat to Russia’s textiles and light industry, but also general law enforcement. Russian President Vladimir Putin last year instructed the Federal Service for the Oversight of ...


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