Macedonian Customs Detain Counterfeit Phones, Sneakers, Apparel

Sep 21 2010 - 13:36

During regular controls at Macedonia’s border crossings in the period between August 16 and September 12, 2010, the customs officials detained a considerable quantity of goods bearing well-known brand names, believed to be counterfeit.

In the week of August 16-22, the Macedonian customs officials detained 128 pairs of sneakers bearing the mark of Converse.

In the period August 23-29, the customs officials detained 1,960 pairs of sneakers bearing the logos of Adidas and Converse, 176 landline phones and 120 radio/CD players bearing the mark of Panasonic and 100 Sony PlayStation devices.

In the week of August 30 — September 5, the customs detained 928 sneakers bearing the logo of Converse, 403 textile goods (t-shirts, tracksuits, jeans, and shirts) bearing the marks of D&G, Adidas, Levis, Tommy Hilfiger, Polo, Emporio Armani and G-Star, 12 radio/CD players bearing the mark of Panasonic, and 16 cell phone displays bearing the logos of Samsung and Nokia.

In the period of September 6–12, the customs officials detained 227 phones and three telephone switchboards bearing the mark of Panasonic.

The goods, which were found in trucks with Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Turkish license plates, originated in China, Turkey 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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