Macedonian Customs Detain Diesel, Armani, Adidas Counterfeits

Feb 23 2011 - 10:35

During regular controls at Macedonia’s border crossings in the period January 24 – February 13, 2011, the customs officials detained a considerable quantity of goods bearing well-known brand names, believed to be counterfeit.

In the week of January 24-30, the customs officials detained 3,600 pairs of sneakers bearing the mark of Runners, 1,533 pairs of jeans, tracksuits and underwear bearing the marks of Diesel, Tommy Hilfiger, Armani, Adidas, Boss, Gucci and D&G, 790 pairs of sunglasses bearing the marks of Ray Ban and Versace, and 80 pairs of jeans bearing the mark of Levi’s.

In the period January 31–February 6, the officials detained 530 spare mobile phone parts bearing the marks of Nokia and Sony Ericsson. During the week of February 7-13, 820 pairs of sneakers bearing the mark of Puma were detained.

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

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

Source: Macedonian customs

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