Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Commerce, Consumer, Innovation, Trade, and Labour , Edgar Cocker, said the container contained materials designed to look like Warwick
Croxley Red exercise books.
Cocker told Kaniva News the book was an example of professional intention to counterfeit a New Zealand idea and concept.
The fake textbooks were made in China.
“This is against the Consumer Act and therefore we have the right to hold the materials and confiscate,” Cocker said.