Ministries will report on fake, unregistered products

The health ministry, the consumer protection agency and the customs service are expected to blow the whistle today on fake products, others that are not register and also those without proper labeling.

The Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Comercio, the Ministerio de Salud and the Ministerio de Hacienda have combined to survey the metro area retail outlets.

The announcements come as lawmakers are about to vote for the second and final time on a bill that hikes penalties for smuggled goods.

The various government agencies have been waging a continual battle against products that have not been registered with the health ministry and also medicines and health products smuggled from Nicaragua.

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