Macedonian Customs Detain Counterfeit Bags, Shoes, Apparel

Jul 21 2010 - 13:20

During regular controls at Macedonia’s border crossings in the period between June 14 and July 4, 2010, the customs officials detained a considerable quantity of goods bearing well-known brand names believed to be counterfeit.

In the week of June 14-20, the customs officials detained 1,992 textile articles (jeans, trousers, T-shirts, and shirts) bearing the logos of Adidas, Nike, Puma, Dolce & Gabbana, Diesel, Tommy Hilfiger and Levi’s, and 610 pairs of flip-flops and slippers bearing the logos of Adidas and Nike.

In the period between June 21-27, the officials detained 535 bags bearing the logo of Louis Vuitton, 215 sweatpants bearing the mark of Adidas, 491 textile articles (T-shirts, underwear, and jeans) bearing the logos of Armani, Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana and G-star, 370 pairs of men’s shoes bearing the logo of Camel, and 140 pairs of sneakers bearing the logos of Converse and Adidas.

In the week of June 28-July 4, the officials detained 1,168 items (shoe soles, T-shirts, jeans, tracksuits, belts, and shirts) bearing the logos of Levi’s, D&G, Armani, Adidas, Diesel, Polo, Lacoste, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, and Tommy Hilfiger, 950 men’s shirts bearing the logo of BOSS, and 156 textile articles (jeans and shirts) bearing the marks of Diesel and Dolce & Gabbana.

The goods were found in trucks with Turkish, Macedonian, and Bulgarian license plates and a railway carriage. They originated in Turkey, Bulgaria, and China, 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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