Macedonian Customs Detain Gucci, Armani, Adidas, Nike, BIC Counterfeits

Oct 20 2010 - 15:26

During regular controls at Macedonia’s border crossings in the period between September 20 and October 10, 2010, the customs officials detained a considerable quantity of goods bearing well-known brand names, believed to be counterfeit.

In the week of September 20-26, the customs officials detained 77,000 pantyhose packages bearing the mark of BIC, 210 jackets bearing the logos of Gucci and Armani, 200 pairs of athletic footwear bearing the marks of D&G and Converse, and 397 men’s hats bearing the mark of Lacoste.

In the week of September 27-October 3, the customs officials detained 712 textile products (tracksuits, blouses, jeans, men’s underwear and belts) bearing the logos of Adidas, Nike, Puma, D&G, Boss, Armani and Levi’s, as well as 570 cotton blouses bearing the mark of D&G.

In the week of October 4-10, the Macedonian customs detained 150 pillowcases with the logo of Louis Vuitton.

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