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Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
14-May-2012 16:44 IST
Seizure of Chinese Drugs

An established Indian company’s brand "CIPROTAB", of V.S. International India, Mumbai, which was popular in Nigeria as an Indian make was counterfeited by Chinese makers.

A strong protest was lodged with concerned Chinese authorities with a request to take stringent action against such unscrupulous elements. Consequent to India’s strong protest, the Chinese Government conducted an investigation and found a nexus between Chinese drug manufacturers and importers in Nigeria. Government of India was informed by Chinese Government that the principal suspects have been caught and their factories sealed and that suitable action against the accused would be taken as per their law.

This information was given by Shri Jyotiradiya M. Scindia, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

DS/GK