Macedonian Customs Detain Counterfeit Toy Cars, Apparel, Footwear

Nov 29 2010 - 10:28

During regular controls at Macedonia’s border crossings in the period between October 11 and November 7, 2010, the customs officials detained a considerable quantity of goods bearing well-known brand names, believed to be counterfeit.

In the week of October 11-17, the officials detained 564 textile products (sweatpants, blouses, and men’s underwear) bearing the logos of Puma, Nike, Adidas, D&G, and Calvin Klein.

In the period October 18-24, the officials detained 6,311 toy cars bearing the marks of Volkswagen, Dodge, Mini Cooper, Chevrolet, Hummer, Nissan, Audi, Toyota, Shelby, Lexus, Honda, Subaru, Ford, Mitsubishi, Chrysler, Porsche, BMW, Range Rover, Lamborghini and Mercedes; 468 telephones, radio-CD players and computer keyboards bearing the logos of Panasonic and Samsung; and 150 pairs of women’s boots bearing the mark of Chanel.

In the week of October 25-31, the Macedonian officials detained 504 pairs of women’s boots bearing the logo of D&G.

In the period November 1-7, the officials detained 345 children’s pants bearing the mark of Dolce&Gabbana and 93 textile products (blouses and sweatpants) bearing the logos of Puma and Adidas.

The goods, which were found in trucks with Turkish license plates, originated in Turkey, Dubai, and China, and were intended for the Kosovo and Macedonian markets.

For more information, please contact Aleksandra Pavlovic at our Macedonia Office.

Source: Macedonian Customs

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