Skip to main content

Hong Kong Customs teams up with Mainland and Macao Customs to combat cross-boundary counterfeit goods transshipment activities (with photos)

15 September 2020


​Hong Kong Customs conducted a three-week joint operation with Mainland and Macao Customs from August 24 to September 13 to combat cross-boundary counterfeiting activities among the three places and with goods destined for overseas countries. During the operation, Hong Kong Customs seized about 30 000 items of suspected counterfeit goods with an estimated market value of about $5.5 million.

The three Customs administrations stepped up inspections of goods across the three places and destined for overseas countries during the operation to effectively curb cross-boundary counterfeit goods transshipment activities. The suspected counterfeit goods seized by Hong Kong Customs included leather products, clothes, footwear, mobile phones and accessories.

Hong Kong Customs will continue to work closely with Mainland Customs, Macao Customs and overseas law enforcement agencies to combat cross-boundary counterfeit goods transshipment activities vigorously through intelligence exchanges and joint enforcement action.

Under the Trade Descriptions Ordinance, any person who imports or exports any goods with any forged trademark 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 activities to Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Hong Kong Customs conducted a three-week joint operation with Mainland and Macao Customs from August 24 to September 13 to combat cross-boundary counterfeiting activities among the three places and with goods destined for overseas countries. During the operation, Hong Kong Customs seized about 30 000 items of suspected counterfeit goods with an estimated market value of about $5.5 million. Photo shows some of the suspected counterfeit goods seized, including leather products, clothes and footwear. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs conducted a three-week joint operation with Mainland and Macao Customs from August 24 to September 13 to combat cross-boundary counterfeiting activities among the three places and with goods destined for overseas countries. During the operation, Hong Kong Customs seized about 30 000 items of suspected counterfeit goods with an estimated market value of about $5.5 million. Photo shows some of the suspected counterfeit goods seized, including leather products, clothes and footwear.

Hong Kong Customs conducted a three-week joint operation with Mainland and Macao Customs from August 24 to September 13 to combat cross-boundary counterfeiting activities among the three places and with goods destined for overseas countries. During the operation, Hong Kong Customs seized about 30 000 items of suspected counterfeit goods with an estimated market value of about $5.5 million. Photo shows some of the suspected counterfeit goods seized, including footwear, mobile phones and accessories. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs conducted a three-week joint operation with Mainland and Macao Customs from August 24 to September 13 to combat cross-boundary counterfeiting activities among the three places and with goods destined for overseas countries. During the operation, Hong Kong Customs seized about 30 000 items of suspected counterfeit goods with an estimated market value of about $5.5 million. Photo shows some of the suspected counterfeit goods seized, including footwear, mobile phones and accessories.

 

Ends/Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Back to Press Releases Index Page

Press Releases