News from customs and authorities

German customs intercept counterfeits worth millions

October 2021 edition | Customs officials in Germany have removed large quantities of counterfeit automotive parts, watches, and designer…

Italy: Sharp increase in counterfeiting during Corona

October 2021 edition | The number of seized counterfeits skyrocketed in Italy during the Covid-19 pandemic. The increase in…

Hundreds of thousands of bottles of counterfeit rum seized

July 2021 edition | OLAF and authorities in Central America and Europe dismantle a vast counterfeiting network that trafficked…

Thousands of tons of counterfeit food seized

Edition July 2021 | Coordinated by Europol and Interpol, authorities of numerous countries have seized counterfeit and illegal food…

Huge strike against trade in illegal pharmaceuticals

June 2021 edition | In a global operation, Interpol and authorities of over 90 countries seized several million counterfeit…

German customs: sharp increase in seizure value in 2020

May 2021 edition | German customs saw a massive surge in the value of seized counterfeits in 2020. In…

USA: Court ruling in spectacular counterfeiting case

April 2021 edition | An American businessman has now been sentenced to several months in prison. The defendant, along…

Austria: Sharp increase in customs seizures

April 2021 edition | Counterfeit products worth around 24 million euros were seized by Austrian customs officials in 2020…

Scam worth millions with counterfeit parallel imports

March 2021 edition | As alleged gray market goods, counterfeit detergents worth millions were placed on the market in…

Covid-19 vaccines: authorities warn against counterfeits

February 2021 edition | Fraudsters are taking advantage of the current shortage of vaccines against the coronavirus to sell…