Macedonian Customs Seize Fake Sunglasses, Apparel, Mobile Phone Accessories

Apr 26 2012 - 12:27

During regular controls at Macedonia’s border crossings in the period March 12 – April 15, 2012, the customs officials seized a considerable quantity of goods bearing well-known brand names, believed to be counterfeit.

In the week of March 12-18, the customs officials seized 225 pairs of sweatpants bearing the marks of Adidas and Puma, while on March 21, the officials seized 1,575 pieces of men’s underwear bearing the marks of D&G, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss and Armani, 219 women’s handbags bearing the marks of D&G, Louis Vuitton and Prada, 106 women’s wallets bearing the marks of Louis Vuitton and Prada, 380 sweatpants bearing the mark of Adidas, 300 belts bearing the marks of D&G and Armani and 60 pairs of sneakers bearing the mark of Adidas.

In the week of April 2-8, the officials seized 1,920 sunglasses bearing the marks of Prada and Ray Ban, 372 sweatpants bearing the mark of Adidas, 150 remote controls bearing the mark of Samsung, 46 joysticks for Sony PlayStation 2 and four speakers bearing the mark of Sony, as well as 456 T-shirts and sweatpants bearing the marks of Adidas, Emporio Armani, D&G and Versace.

On April 11, the customs officials seized 1,046 tracksuits, shorts and boxer shorts bearing the mark of Adidas, 6,955 mobile phone accessories (earphones, adapters, batteries and covers) bearing the marks of iPhone, Nokia and Samsung, and 3,409 various products bearing the marks of Sony, HP, and Panasonic.

In the week of April 9-15, the officials seized 1,200 pairs of socks bearing the mark of Kappa, 80 tops bearing the G-Star mark, 38 pairs of sneakers bearing the marks of Nike and Adidas, 3,310 men’s shirts bearing the mark of Zara, 400 men’s pants and 350 women’s shirts bearing the mark of Polim Pier, 120 men’s shirts and 55 pairs of men’s jeans bearing the mark of Cons, and 80 men’s pants bearing the mark of Massimo Dutti.

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

Author: Aleksandra Pavlovic

For more information, please contact macedonia@petosevic.com.

Source: Macedonian Customs

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