Ukrainian Authorities Shut Down Production of Counterfeit Crop Protection Chemicals

Aug 3 2020 - 13:04

The Ukrainian Security Service has recently put an end to a large-scale production of counterfeit crop protection chemicals in the city of Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine.

The counterfeit chemicals for pest control and combating plant disease were intended to be sold to farmers throughout Ukraine. If they had entered the market, these poor-quality products could have caused substantial damage to the agricultural industry.

The counterfeit chemicals were manufactured and stored in private residences and production facilities in industrial areas of the city of Kharkiv and the Kharkiv region. During the raids, the authorities seized more than 50 tons of finished counterfeit products and 5 tons of toxic substances, as well as manufacturing equipment, including logo molds, packaging and labels featuring well-known trademarks.

Prepared by: Valentyna Martynenko

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Source: The Security Service of Ukraine website

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