Macedonian Customs Seize Counterfeit Footwear, Apparel

Feb 23 2010 - 10:57

During regular controls at Macedonia’s border crossings in the period between January 14 and February 9, 2010, the Macedonian customs officials confiscated various products believed to be counterfeit.

On January 14 and 15, the officials seized 554 pairs of sneakers bearing the mark of Dolce & Gabbana and 190 pairs of sweatpants bearing the mark or Adidas.

On January 19, the customs officials seized 768 pairs of sneakers bearing the marks of Adidas, Converse and Gucci, as well as 119 pairs of women’s boots bearing the mark of Dolce & Gabbana.

In the period from January 22 to February 2, the officials seized 1,140 pairs of children’s pants bearing the mark of D&G, 345 wallets bearing the mark of Gucci, 160 seat covers for passenger vehicles bearing the mark of Mercedes, and 48 pairs of sneakers bearing the mark of Puma.

The goods, originating in China, Dubai and Bulgaria, were found in trucks with Bulgarian and Turkish license plates and were intended for the Macedonian, Albanian and Kosovo markets.

For more information, please contact Aleksandra Noveska in our Macedonia office.

Source: Macedonian Customs

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