Romanian Customs Seize Adidas, Puma, Nike, Gucci Counterfeits

Mar 24 2011 - 14:01

During regular controls at Romania’s border crossings in the period February 2 – March 10, 2011, the customs officials seized considerable quantities of goods bearing well-known brand names, suspected of being counterfeit.

In the period February 2-8, the customs officials in the town of Giurgiu, southern Romania, seized textile articles, shoes and bottles of perfume, worth approximately EUR 47,758 (USD 66,379).

On February 10, the customs officials at the port of Constanta Sud, eastern Romania, seized 1,794 pairs of shoes, intended for the Romanian market, worth approximately EUR 90,000 (USD 125,093).

On February 16, the officials from Giurgiu seized 846 bottles of perfume, as well as clothing articles and accessories, worth approximately EUR 4,873 (USD 6,773). The goods were seized in a truck traveling from Turkey to Romania.

On February 18, the officials from Giurgiu seized 2,174 textile articles, worth approximately EUR 41,825 (USD 58,133). The goods were also found in a truck traveling from Turkey to Romania.

On February 21, the customs officials from Constanta Sud seized 9,408 pairs of shoes, worth approximately EUR 132,000 (USD 183,469). The shoes were discovered in a container originating in China and were intended for the Moldovan market.

On February 27, 2011, the officials from Giurgiu seized 662 clothing articles, shoes and bags, worth approximately EUR 15,735 (USD 21,869), bearing the marks of Adidas, Hugo Boss, Nike, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce&Gabbana. The goods were seized in a truck traveling from Turkey to Romania.

On March 1, the officials from Constanta Sud seized 10,000 Hannah Montana caps, worth approximately EUR 49,011 (USD 68,121). The caps were seized in a container originating in China and intended for the Romanian market.

On March 8, the officials from the town of Craiova, southern Romania, seized sweat suits and vests bearing the marks of Adidas and Puma, while the officials from Constanta Sud seized 583 pairs of shoes bearing the logos of Adidas and Kappa, 2,400 toys bearing the marks of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Bakugan and Hannah Montana, and 390 balls bearing the logo Winnie the Pooh. The goods were seized in containers originating in China and intended for the Moldovan and Romanian markets.

On March 10, 2011, the officials from Constanta Sud seized EUR 232,558 (USD 323,237) worth of goods suspected of being counterfeit. The seizure consisted of 35,928 balls and toys, bearing the marks of Barbie, Winx Club, Burberry, Monopoly, Disney, Winnie the Pooh, Hannah Montana, Bakugan and F.C. Barcelona. The goods were found in two containers originating in China and intended for the Romanian market.

For more information, please contact Marius Ciobanasu at our Romania office.

Source: Romanian Customs

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