Macedonian Customs Seize Counterfeit Sneakers, Sunglasses

Apr 26 2010 - 11:17

During regular controls at Macedonia’s border crossings in the period between March 8 and April 8, 2010 the customs officials seized a considerable quantity of goods believed to be counterfeit bearing big brand labels.

In the week of March 8-15, the officials in Skopje and the Bogorodica border crossing, on the border with Greece, seized 2,160 pairs of trainers bearing the logo of Adidas.

In the period of March 15-19, the officials seized an additional 2,832 pairs of trainers bearing the logos of Adidas and Runners, as well as 550 halogen and regular light bulbs bearing the mark of Osram. The officials also seized 29,950 CDs bearing the logo of Princo and 1,730 pendants bearing the logos of Mercedes, Volkswagen, BMW, Volvo, Mazda, Audi, Peugeot, Ford, Opel, Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi and Alfa Romeo.

During the Easter holidays, the Macedonian customs officials seized 424 sunglasses bearing the marks of Ray Ban, Oakley, Persol, Chanel and Adidas; 280 sets of children’s tracksuits bearing the logo of Diesel; 265 sets of tracksuits bearing the logos of Adidas, Puma and Nike; and 153 textile articles (T-shirts and tracksuits) bearing the logos of Armani, Gant, Tom Tailor, Polo, D&G, G-Star, Kappa, Adidas and ACG.

The goods, which were found in trucks with Macedonian and Albanian license plates, originate in China and Turkey, and were intended for the Macedonian, Albanian, and Kosovo markets.

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

Source: Macedonian Customs

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