Slovenian Customs Detained EUR 3.2 Million Worth of Counterfeits in 2022

May 3 2023 - 15:54

The number of customs detentions in Slovenia in 2022 was 327, while the number of detained items was 148,481, with a total estimated value of EUR 3,197,049. The numbers decreased from 2021, when there were 583,830 items detained on 515 occasions, estimated to be worth EUR 7 million.

The table below shows the Slovenian Customs’ statistics regarding detentions of IPR infringing goods for the period 2018-2022:

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
No. of infringing items 701,048 324,401 433,517 583,830 148,481
No. of detentions 435 469 520 515 327
Value in EUR (millions) 51.7 6.1 5.5 7.0 3.2

The most prevalent counterfeit goods were clothes, footwear, accessories, audio/video devices, mobile phone parts and toys. 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 and Slovakia). The goods arriving by mail were intended for recipients in Slovenia and were usually ordered online. The majority of the detained counterfeits originated in China, Hong Kong and Turkey. Most of the detained goods were destroyed under the Customs’ supervision.

Prepared by: Maja Žnidarič Plevnik

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Source: Slovenian Ministry of Finance website

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