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Tightening the defence against trade in illicit goods

A stronger, more robust system to weed out counterfeit products passing through its borders will help Singapore maintain its reputation.

Thousands of containers pass through Singapore's port every day, with goods being processed, assembled or reassembled, repackaged or relabelled - making it an easy target for counterfeiters to hide or disguise illicit shipments.

IN SHIPPING, counterfeit goods are an age-old problem. And as the world's busiest transhipment hub, where containers and goods are shipped to before being transferred to another destination, Singapore is widely seen as a maritime powerhouse, known for its speed, efficiency and reliability. But...

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