More than a cosmetic clearance

Some 80 tonnes of fake cosmetics were destroyed in Phnom Penh yesterday, in an effort to fight illegal production and distribution. They were worth "millions of dollars", said Cambodia's anti-counterfeit committee. The items were produced locally but
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Some 80 tonnes of fake cosmetics were destroyed in Phnom Penh yesterday, in an effort to fight illegal production and distribution. They were worth "millions of dollars", said Cambodia's anti-counterfeit committee. The items were produced locally but labelled as made in countries like Japan, South Korea, the US and Germany.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 04, 2017, with the headline 'More than a cosmetic clearance'. Print Edition | Subscribe