Macedonian Customs Seize Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani and Nike Counterfeits
During regular control at border crossings in Macedonia, on October 5, 6 and 8, 2009, Macedonian customs officials discovered three loads of goods believed to be counterfeit and initiated a legal procedure to verify their authenticity.
The goods were found during the inspections performed at the Customs Office Skopje, at the Struga border crossing with Albania, and at the Deve Bair border crossing with Bulgaria.
The officials seized a total of 1,040 items including counterfeit jeans, tracksuits, shirts, wallets and watches, bearing the trademarks of Armani, Adidas, Pierre Cardin, Nike, Puma, Lacoste, Dolce & Gabbana, Diesel, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss and Emporio Armani.
The goods were carried in three trucks, two with Turkish license plates, loaded with goods originating in Turkey and on their way to Macedonian importers, and one with Bulgarian plates, transporting goods originating in Bulgaria and intended for the Kosovo market.
For more information, please contact Aleksandra Noveska at our Macedonia office.
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