Macedonian Customs Seize Cassette/CD Players, Winter Jackets, Boots

Oct 28 2011 - 15:28

During regular controls at Macedonia’s border crossings in the period September 26-October 23, 2011, the customs officials seized a considerable quantity of goods bearing well-known brand names, believed to be counterfeit.

In the week of September 26 – October 2, the Macedonian customs officials seized 24 cassette and CD players bearing the mark of Panasonic.

On October 7, the officials seized 863 winter jackets bearing the mark of D&G, 416 winter jackets bearing the mark of GF Ferre, and 307 pairs of jeans bearing the mark of D&G.

In the week of October 17-23, the officials seized 2,720 pairs of men and women’s boots bearing the mark of Alpina and 99 pairs of children’s pants, jeans, blouses and tracksuits bearing the marks of Mexx, Okaidi, and Adidas.

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

Also, on October 6, 2011, the customs authorities destroyed 3,410 shirts bearing the mark of Armani, after it was established that they are counterfeit. The shirts, which were seized on March 23, 2011 and originate from Turkey, were destroyed at the premises of the Merkjuri clothing factory in Gevgelija, southern Macedonia.

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

Source: Macedonian Customs

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