Hong Kong Customs seized about 11,000 suspected counterfeit goods in a 40-foot container, with an estimated market value of about $4.5 million, at the Tuen Mun River Trade Terminal Customs Cargo Examination Compound.
The Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department announced that on June 5, officials inspected a 40-foot container arriving in Hong Kong from Nansha, Guangdong, destined for Canada. Upon inspection, Customs officers seized the batch of suspected counterfeit goods, including footwear, perfumes, bags, watches and wallets, in the container.
“Customs will continue to strengthen co-operation with the Mainland and overseas law enforcement agencies and take stringent enforcement action against cross-boundary counterfeit goods activities,” said the department in a statement.
Under the Trade Descriptions Ordinance, any person who imports or exports any goods to which a forged trade mark is applied commits an offence. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of $500,000 and imprisonment for five years, in accordance with Hong Kong Customs and excise department.