Macedonian Customs Seized Adidas, Diesel, Panasonic Counterfeits

Aug 30 2011 - 15:07

During regular controls at Macedonia’s border crossings in the period July 20-August 21, 2011, the customs officials seized a considerable quantity of goods bearing well-known brand names, believed to be counterfeit.

On July 20, the customs officials seized 814 slippers, sports bags, tracksuits, shirts, shorts and caps bearing the marks of Adidas and Diesel.

In the week of August 1-7, the officials seized 40 pairs of shoes bearing the marks of Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Burberry, and 30 T-shirts bearing the mark of Adidas.

In the week of August 15-21, the customs officials seized 7,000 pairs of socks bearing the marks of Reebok and Kappa, 11,950 batteries and 500 digital videotapes bearing the mark of Panasonic, 11,750 disposable razors bearing the mark of Bic, and 200 calculators bearing the mark of Casio.

The goods, which were found in trucks with Macedonian and Turkish license plates, originated in China, Turkey and Greece, 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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