Macedonian Customs Seize Counterfeit Apparel, Footwear, Batteries
During regular controls at Macedonia’s border crossings in the period August 27 – September 13, 2012, the customs officials seized a considerable quantity of goods bearing well-known brand names, believed to be counterfeit.
In the week of August 27-September 2, the customs officials seized 490 USB cables bearing the mark of iPhone and 120 pairs of sneakers bearing the mark of Adidas.
In the week of September 3–9, the officials seized 1,029 clothing items, including sweatsuits, sweatpants, sneakers, bags, shirts, jackets, blouses and underwear, bearing the marks of Adidas, Polo, Armani, and Prada, as well as 1,475 key chains bearing the marks of Volkswagen, Opel, BMW, Ford, Mercedes, Renault, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Peugeot and Mazda.
On September 13, the officials seized 9,472 batteries bearing the marks of Panasonic and Sony, as well as 530 videotapes bearing the mark of Sony.
The goods, which were found in trucks with Macedonian and Turkish license plates, originated in Turkey, Bulgaria, China, Hungary and Dubai, and were intended for the Macedonian and Kosovo markets.
Prepared by: Aleksandra Pavlovic
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Source: Macedonian Customs
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