Macedonian Customs Detain Counterfeit Apparel, Sneakers, Perfumes

Mar 24 2011 - 14:03

During regular controls at Macedonia’s border crossings in the period February 14 – March 13, 2011, the customs officials detained a considerable quantity of goods bearing well-known brand names, believed to be counterfeit.

In the week of February 14-20, the customs officials detained 2,998 pairs of sneakers bearing the marks of Adidas, Armani, Reebok and Puma; 1,346 blouses and shirts bearing the marks of Armani, Louis Vuitton, G-Star, Tom Tailor, Naf Naf, Kenzo and Christian Lacroix; and 480 massagers bearing the mark of Kosmodisk.

On February 22, the customs officials detained 2,628 pairs of sneakers bearing the mark of Adidas, while in the week of February 28 – March 6, a total of 305 shirts, blouses, tights and tracksuits bearing the marks of Tommy Hilfiger and Puma, 70 pairs of sneakers bearing the logo of Nike, 9,018 stickers bearing the marks of Puma, Nike, Lacoste and Adidas, as well as 900 perfumes bearing the mark of Bon Bons Malizia were detained.

During the week of March 7-13, the officials detained a total of 1,222 pairs of sneakers bearing the marks of Adidas, All Star, Nike and Puma.

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

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

Source: Macedonian Customs

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