Fake Batteries Seized in Montenegro, Their Packaging Destroyed

Dec 27 2021 - 12:40

On December 10, 2021, PETOŠEVIĆ Montenegro representatives and local customs authorities witnessed the destruction of packaging for 7,680 batteries that were found to infringe a well-known trademark. The batteries themselves were handed over to the local recycling center that exports chemical waste to countries in Western Europe where it can be properly disposed of.

The batteries, which weighed 156 kg, were seized in August 2018 at the Port of Bar in southern Montenegro and were intended for a company in the capital of Podgorica.

The destruction of packaging was carried out on the premises of a local company from Bar which undertakes destruction in accordance with ecological and sanitary standards. The batteries were removed from their cardboard and plastic packaging, which was transported to the local waste yard to be recycled. Batteries cannot be destroyed in Montenegro as the country has no means of recycling chemical waste.

By: Jelena Radević and Mladen Čolović

For more information, please contact Mladen Čolović at our Montenegro office.

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