Romanian Customs Seize Chanel, Prada, Puma, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Adidas Counterfeits

Aug 24 2010 - 10:41

During regular controls in the period between July 8 and August 17, 2010, the Romanian customs officials seized a considerable quantity of goods believed to be counterfeit, bearing the labels of well-known brands, worth over EUR 600,000 (USD 761,000).

On July 8, the customs officials at the port of Constanta, on the western coast of the Black Sea, seized 432 pairs of shoes and 1,293 backpacks, bearing the marks of Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Prada and Hannah Montana. The goods, discovered in containers originating in China, intended for companies in Hungary and Bulgaria, were worth EUR 97,185 (USD 123,395).

On July 12, the officials at the same port seized 1,152 pairs of shoes, 1,684 pairs of pants and 1,951 baby clothes bearing the logos of Puma, Gucci, Hello Kitty, worth approximately EUR 211,400 (USD 268,545).

Moreover, on August 17, the officials seized 5,300 pairs of pants bearing the logo of Adidas worth approximately EUR 238,500 (USD 302,971). The goods were discovered in containers originating in China, intended for a company in Moldova.

On July 26, the customs officials seized a considerable quantity of counterfeit goods at a shopping center in Bucharest. They seized more than 2,000 clothing articles (blouses, T-shirts, sweatshirts, pants and shorts) bearing the logo of Adidas, Nike, Puma, Lacoste, Armani, Dolce & Gabanna, 551 sneakers bearing the marks of Nike, Adidas, Puma and Lacoste, and 931 perfume bottles, bearing the marks of Dolce & Gabanna, Hugo Boss, Kenzo, Lancome, Guess, Armani and Gucci.

For more information, please contact Marius Ciobanasu at our Romania office.

Source: Romanian Customs

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