Macedonian Customs Seize Counterfeit Sunglasses, Footwear, Apparel

Jun 23 2010 - 11:20

During regular controls at Macedonia’s border crossings in the period between May 10 and June 6, 2010, the customs officials seized a considerable quantity of goods bearing well-known brand names believed to be counterfeit.

In the week of May 10-16, the customs officials seized 2,180 sets of football shirts and shorts, tracksuit bottoms, t-shirts and men’s underwear bearing the logos of Adidas, D&G and Calvin Klein, 610 pairs of sneakers bearing the logos of Puma and Kappa, 640 pairs of children’s sneakers bearing the logo of Puma, 93 trousers, T-shirts, jackets and shorts bearing the logos of Emporio Armani, Chanel, Louis Vuiton, Versace, Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, Armani, Replay, D&G and Cavalli, and 36 pairs of sneakers bearing the logo of Adidas.

In the week of May 17-23 the officials seized 1,712 pairs of sunglasses bearing the marks of Police, Ray-Ban, Dior and Armani, as well as 116 T-shirts, shorts, trousers, children’s outfits and football jerseys bearing the logos of Levi’s, Ferre, Dolce&Gabanna, Hugo Boss, Armani, Energie, Cavalli, Tommy Hilfiger, Okaidi, Polo and Adidas.

In the period between May 24 and June 6, the customs officials seized 415 mobile phones bearing the logo of Nokia, 1,920 video camera tapes and 16 МP3 players bearing the logo of Sony, 1,050 men’s bathing suits bearing the logo of Adidas, 2,810 batteries bearing the logo of Panasonic and 460 T-shirts bearing the logos of Polo and Nike.

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

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

Source: Macedonian Customs

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