Macedonian Customs Detain Armani, Prada, Gucci Counterfeits

Aug 24 2010 - 10:52

During regular controls at Macedonia’s border crossings in the period between July 5 and August 3, 2010, the customs officials detained a considerable quantity of goods bearing well-known brand names, believed to be counterfeit.

In the week of July 5-11, the customs officials detained 8,500 lighters bearing the logo of BMW, while in the week of July 12-18, the officials detained 826 soccer sets containing shorts and shirts bearing the logo of Adidas and 354 children’s T-shirts bearing the logos of D&G and Armani.

In the week of July 19-25, the customs officials detained 70 textile articles (T-shirts and dresses) bearing among others the logos of D&G, Armani, Prada and Playboy, and 84 cosmetic products (creams and perfumes) bearing the marks of Cera di Kupra, Armani, Boss, Gucci and Versace.

In the period July 26–August 3, the customs officials detained 504 textile articles (underwear and trousers) bearing the logos of G-Star, Armani and Prada.

The goods, which were found in trucks and vehicles with Turkish, Macedonian and British 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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