News from customs and authorities

German customs: Value of seized fakes further increased in 2019

May 2020 edition | Counterfeits worth about 225 million euros were seized by German customs in 2019. Year on…

Awareness campaign on counterfeit medicines launched

March 2020 edition | The United Kingdom is launching a new communications campaign to raise awareness on counterfeit medication.…

US: Inquiry gives insights into counterfeiters’ methods

January 2020 edition | Fake products worth several hundred million euros are said to have been smuggled from China…

Dozens of containers with counterfeits seized in Malta

November 2019 edition | In a single operation, Malta’s customs authorities have seized hundreds of thousands of counterfeits. In…

EU: Customs see massive surge in seizures

September 2019 edition | Customs authorities in the EU confiscated about a quarter more consignments of counterfeit goods in…

Brazil: Manufacturer of counterfeit luxury cars busted

July/August 2019 edition | Officials in Brazil cracked down on a counterfeiting ring said to have built fake Ferrari…

Europol: Strike against counterfeiting in social networks

June 2019 edition | With a series of spectacular actions, European authorities have cracked down on trade in counterfeits…

Huge haul of counterfeit food and drink

June 2019 edition | In a large-scale operation coordinated by Interpol and Europol, investigators now confiscated tons of illicit…

German customs seizes hundreds of fakes at bauma

May 2019 edition | At the world’s largest construction machinery trade fair, bauma, German customs investigators successfully acted against…

Italy: large-scale actions against illicit trade

April 2019 edition | In Italy, the special police unit Guardia di Finanza has now taken decisive actions against…