Romanian Customs Seize Nescafe, Polo, Adidas, Lacoste, Reebok Counterfeits

Jul 25 2011 - 13:40

During regular controls at Romania’s border crossings in the period June 9-29, the customs officials seized considerable quantities of goods bearing well-known brand names, suspected of being counterfeit.

On June 9, the officials at the port of Constanta, eastern Romania, seized 9,200 pairs of shorts bearing the mark of Quiksilver and 14,640 ceramic mugs bearing the mark of Nescafe worth approximately EUR 335,000 (USD 479,844). The goods were seized in two containers, originating in China and Vietnam.

On June 10, the officials at the port of Constanta seized 4,416 clothing articles, worth approximately EUR 49,000 (USD 70,186). The goods consisted of T-shirts, socks, jackets, shirts, pants, head caps and sweatshirts bearing the marks of Gap, Calvin Klein, The North Face, Polo, Adidas, Reebok and Pierre Cardin. They were seized in two containers originating in India and Miami, the United States.

On June 14, the customs officials from the town of Giurgiu, southern Romania, seized 445 T-shirts bearing the marks of Adidas, Lacoste and Tommy Hilfiger, and 246 bottles of perfume bearing the marks of Christian Dior, Nina Ricci and Hugo Boss. The goods worth approximately EUR 6,829 (USD 9,781) were seized in a truck traveling from Turkey to Romania.

On June 24, the officials in Giurgiu seized 2,000 perfume bottles bearing the logos of Burberry, Chanel, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Hugo Boss and Paco Rabanne, worth approximately EUR 4,146 (USD 5,938). The goods were seized in a truck traveling from Turkey to Romania.

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

Source: Romanian Customs

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