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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.

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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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