News from customs and authorities

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…

Thousands of liters of fake whiskey seized

January 2021 edition | Spanish authorities tackled an illegal network they believe to be one of the largest counterfeiting…

Spectacular strike against wine counterfeiting

October 2020 edition | Authorities in Italy dismantle a counterfeiting operation that presumably imitated and sold Italian fine wines…

Southeast Asia increasingly in focus of international counterfeiting routes

September 2020 edition | More and more counterfeits from China are exported to Southeast Asia, as a recent analysis…

OLAF and AMERIPOL score seizures across continents

September 2020 edition | Officials of OLAF, AMERIPOL, and Latin American authorities have intercepted thousands of counterfeit healthcare products.…

Multi-million euro scam with automotive fakes uncovered

July 2020 edition | Italian investigators seize tens of thousands of fakes and stop a large-scale fraud involving counterfeit…