Macedonian Customs Detain Fake Shoes, Perfumes, Textile Products

Dec 21 2010 - 14:06

During regular controls at Macedonia’s border crossings in the period between November 15 and December 19, 2010, the customs officials detained a considerable quantity of goods bearing well-known brand names, believed to be counterfeit.

In the week of November 15-21, the customs officials detained 2,512 various products (perfumes, deodorants, lotions, shower gels, T-shirts and watches) bearing the marks of D&G, Escada, Gucci, Boss, Rochas and Lacoste, as well as 42 CDs and one radio-CD player with the Panasonic logo.

In the period November 29 – December 5, the officials detained 343 textile products (underwear, blouses and sweaters) with the logos of Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Camel and Lacoste, 129,200 polyvinyl chloride (PVC) bags bearing the Tommy Hilfiger mark, 20,000 labels bearing the marks of Lacoste, Adidas, Nike and Diesel, and 2,000 Lacoste patches.

In the period December 13-19, the officials detained 452 textile products (pants and T-shirts) and 174 pairs of shoes (athletic shoes and children’s boots) bearing the marks of G-Star, D&G, Emporio Armani, Adidas, and Nike; 111 eaux de toilette (20 and 100 ml) and 37 perfumes bearing the marks of Paco Rabanne, Gucci, David Beckham, Coco Chanel, Armani, Calvin Klein, D&G, Giorgio Armani, Aqua Di Gio, Versace, Lancome, Kenzo, Nina Richi, Davidoff, Amor and J’adore; and 48 women’s beauty sets, body lotions, and men’s cologne bearing the mark of Lacoste.

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

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

Source: Macedonian Customs

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