The French government has been engaged in an active fight against exports of counterfeited goods from the French-speaking North African countries for several years. The French government believes North African exports form a large percentage of counterfeited goods on the French market and this makes France more reluctant to buy North African goods.
The French government is vowing to increase customs checks on goods coming out of North Africa and there are fears in the North African countries that French purchasers will prefer to turn to suppliers from Italy, Russia and China who have a better reputation. The countries where counterfeiting is considered the most prevalent in the world include Morocco, Turkey and Thailand.
Moroccan manufacturers have made an appeal to counterfeiters that their activities could wreck Moroccan jobs. (albawaba.com)