Macedonian Customs Seize Razors, Eaux de Toilette, Batteries

Nov 29 2011 - 13:15

During regular controls at Macedonia’s border crossings in the period October 26-November 21, the Macedonian customs officials seized a considerable quantity of goods bearing well-known brand names, believed to be counterfeit.

During the last week of October, the officials seized 18,288 disposable razors bearing the marks of Gillette and Bic, 20,992 batteries bearing the mark of Sony, 2,000 mobile phone cases bearing the mark of Police, 500 digital video tapes bearing the mark of Panasonic, 260 women’s bags bearing the mark of Chanel, 53 blouses bearing the marks of Emporio Armani and Lacoste, and 17 pairs of sneakers bearing the mark of Adidas.

In the week of October 31-November 6, the officials seized 2,994 deodorants and 180 eaux de toilette bearing the mark of AXE, 1,086 sunglasses bearing the marks of D&G, Chanel, Oakley, Christian Dior, Gucci, Ferre, Versace, Louis Vuitton and Versus, as well as 406 pairs of socks bearing the marks of Emporio Armani, Tommy Hilfiger and Boss.

In the week of November 7-13, the customs officials seized 18,096 eaux de toilette and cosmetic sets containing perfumes, deodorants, and eaux de toilette bearing the marks of Chanel, Armani, Kenzo, Lacoste, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Joop, Dior, Boss, Givenchy Angels and Demons, Brut, Azzaro, Amor Amor, Yves Saint Laurent, Carolina Herrera, Bondage, Charlie, X5-Paco Rabanne, Malizia, 1 Million Paco Rabanne and Cool. A total of 1,595 tracksuit pants bearing the mark of Adidas, 20,250 disposable razors bearing the marks of Bic and Gillette Mach3, 12,590 batteries bearing the marks of Panasonic and Sony, and 600 shaving creams bearing the mark of Gillette were also seized.

In the week of November 14-20, the officials seized 60 mobile phones bearing the mark of Samsung.

The goods, which were found in trucks with Macedonian, Albanian, and Bulgarian license plates, originated in Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, China and Vietnam, 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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