Thursday, January 12, 2006

Customs Seizes More Counterfeits

The Korea Times reports that Korea's Customs Service seized last year around US$19 million in fakes in a "series of crackdowns". I put that in quotes since its used often in Korean, but it always makes me wonder what they are doing otherwise. As part of the statistics they released, they noted that counterfeits (or rather the detection of counterfeits) are up 50% from last year. Apperlea was the most likely to be counterfeited (and caught) followed by wallets and handbags, and shoes.

The Customs Service also seized about US$37 million in good with mislabeled origins.


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