Macedonian Customs Detain Counterfeit Sunglasses, Deodorants, Apparel

May 26 2011 - 14:45

During regular controls at Macedonia’s border crossings in the period April 18 – May 1, 2011, the customs officials detained a considerable quantity of goods bearing well-known brand names, believed to be counterfeit.

In the week of April 18-24, the customs officials detained 192 pairs of trainers bearing the mark of Converse, 219 tracksuits, tracksuit pants and T-shirts bearing the marks of Adidas and Nike, 120 bags bearing the mark of Louis Vuitton, and 1,193 deodorants bearing the marks of Gucci Rush, Versace, Chanel Chance, Chanel Allure Homme Sport, and Chanel Coco.

During the week of April 25-May 1, the officials detained 12,900 sunglasses resembling Ray-Ban models, as well as 500 men’s shorts bearing the mark of Adidas and 560 T-shirts bearing the marks of Converse, Nike, and G-Star.

The goods, which were found in trucks with Macedonian and Turkish 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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