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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected counterfeit hair straighteners and sports shoes (with photo)

24 December 2017


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (December 23) seized a total of about 7 800 suspected counterfeit hair straighteners and 3 700 suspected counterfeit sports shoes, with an estimated market value of about $4.6 million, from a 40-foot container at the Customs Cargo Examination Compound, River Trade Terminal, Tuen Mun.

Through risk assessment, Customs officers inspected a container arriving in Hong Kong from Huangpu, Guangdong Province destined for Venezuela. Upon inspection, Customs officers found the suspected counterfeit hair straighteners and sports shoes.

Investigation is ongoing.

Under the Trade Descriptions Ordinance, any person who imports any goods to which a forged trade mark is applied commits an offence. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of $500,000 and imprisonment for five years.

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (December 23) seized a total of about 7 800 suspected counterfeit hair straighteners and 3 700 suspected counterfeit sports shoes, with an estimated market value of about $4.6 million, from a 40-foot container at the Customs Cargo Examination Compound, River Trade Terminal, Tuen Mun. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (December 23) seized a total of about 7 800 suspected counterfeit hair straighteners and 3 700 suspected counterfeit sports shoes, with an estimated market value of about $4.6 million, from a 40-foot container at the Customs Cargo Examination Compound, River Trade Terminal, Tuen Mun.

 

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