This article highlights the functions of the Anti-Counterfeit Authority (ACA) in Kenya. It is a state corporation under the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry.
The Anti-Counterfeit Authority was established under the Anti-Counterfeit Act 2008 as a State Corporation with the mandates to enlighten and inform the public on matters relating to counterfeiting, combat counterfeiting, trade and other dealings in counterfeit goods, devise and promote training programs to combat counterfeiting and co-ordinate with national, regional or international organizations involved in combating counterfeiting.
It is a state corporation currently within the Ministry of Investment,Trade and Industry. Although the Act was passed by Kenya’s Parliament in 2008, it came into force on 1st July 2009 with the principal aim of prohibiting trade in counterfeit goods. The Authority came into operation in June 2010.
Functions Of The Anti-Counterfeit Authority (ACA) In Kenya
The Anti-Counterfeit Act gives the Authority the mandate to:
- Enlighten and inform the public on matters relating to counterfeiting;
- Combat counterfeiting, trade and other dealings in counterfeit goods;
- Devise and promote training programs to combat counterfeiting;
- Co-ordinate with national, regional or international organizations involved in combating counterfeiting;
- Carry out any other functions prescribed for it under any of the provisions of this Act or under any other written law; and
- Perform any other duty that may directly or indirectly contribute to the attainment of the foregoing.
Anti-Counterfeit Authority (ACA) Contacts
Head Office: National Water Plaza, 3rd Floor, Dunga Rd, Industrial Area
Phone: +254 717 430 640, 020 2280000
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