Slovenian Customs Detained EUR 6.1 Million Worth of Counterfeits in 2019

May 28 2020 - 16:46

The number of detentions performed by the Slovenian Customs in 2019 was 469, slightly more than in 2018, when there were 435 detentions. The estimated value of the detained items however decreased significantly – it was only EUR 6.1 million in 2019, as opposed to EUR 51.7 million in 2018. The number of detained items is also significantly lower – 324,401 items were detained in 2019, as opposed to 701,048 in 2018.

The table below shows the Slovenian Customs’ statistics on the detentions of IPR infringing goods for the period 2017-2019:

2017 2018 2019
No. of infringing items 194,050 701,048 324,401
No. of detentions 746 435 469
Value in EUR (millions) 4.0 51.7 6.1

The most prevalent counterfeit goods were clothes, footwear, accessories, car parts, toys and audio/video devices. The majority of counterfeits, as in previous years, arrived by sea through the Port of Koper in southwest Slovenia and by mail. The goods arriving by sea were mostly intended for recipients in other EU countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia and Austria). The goods arriving by mail were intended for recipients in Slovenia. The majority of the detained counterfeits originated in China, Hong Kong, Turkey, while a part of them originated in Singapore and India. Most of the detained counterfeits were destroyed under the Customs’ supervision.

Prepared by: Maja Žnidarič Plevnik

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Source: Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia

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