Serbian Customs Seize Counterfeit Toys, T-Shirts, Socks

May 26 2011 - 14:23

During regular controls at Serbia’s border crossings in the period April 14 – May 5, 2011, the Serbian customs officials seized considerable quantities of goods suspected of being counterfeit.

On April 14, the officials at the Šid border crossing with Croatia seized an unidentified number of puppets with the Spider-Man logo, along with other children’s toys and raincoats with cartoon characters, worth approximately EUR 22,000 (USD 31,000). The goods were discovered in a freight train container and were intended for a Serbian importer.

On April 15, the officials at the Gradina border crossing point with Bulgaria discovered and seized counterfeit socks bearing the logo Lycra and counterfeit T-shirts bearing the logo Pepsi Cola, worth approximately EUR 84,000 (USD 120,000), produced in Turkey and intended for an English importer.

On May 4, at the Šid border crossing with Croatia, Serbian customs officials discovered and seized 2,000 mosquito repellent devices, 1,200 mosquito repellent tablet packets and 840 electric massagers believed to be counterfeit. The officials also seized 3,840 fake perfumes bearing among others the marks of Paul Smith, Wizard and Apple Love. The goods, worth approximately EUR 10,000 (USD 14,000), were discovered in a truck and were intended for a Serbian importer.

For more information, please contact Jelena Jankovic at our Balkan Regional Office.

Source: Serbian Customs

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