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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected counterfeit goods (with photo)

6 September 2019


Hong Kong Customs seized about 5 600 pairs of suspected counterfeit sports shoes with an estimated market value of about $850,000 from a container at the Customs Cargo Examination Compound of the River Trade Terminal in Tuen Mun on August 31.

Through risk assessment, Customs officers inspected a Venezuela-bound 40-foot-long container that arrived in Hong Kong from Huangpu, Guangdong. Upon inspection, Customs officers seized the batch of suspected counterfeit goods in the container.

An investigation is ongoing.

Under the Trade Descriptions Ordinance, any person who imports or exports 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.

Members of the public may report any suspected counterfeiting and smuggling activities to Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Hong Kong Customs seized about 5 600 pairs of suspected counterfeit sports shoes with an estimated market value of about $850,000 from a container at the Customs Cargo Examination Compound of the River Trade Terminal in Tuen Mun on August 31. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs seized about 5 600 pairs of suspected counterfeit sports shoes with an estimated market value of about $850,000 from a container at the Customs Cargo Examination Compound of the River Trade Terminal in Tuen Mun on August 31.

 

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