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Customs flags 12 counterfeit transhipment containers and 65 counterfeit domestic cases

Customs Malta flagged 12 cases of counterfeit transhipment containers and 65 other domestic cases so far in 2021.

In the Department’s continuous fight against counterfeit products entering the market, this year 12 of 20 containers in transhipment were found to be carrying fake products amounting to the total market value of €58,608,875. Footwear, electronics and toothpaste were amongst the fake products seized.

As for domestic products, out of 68 cases, 65 were found to be counterfeit products amounting to the total market value of €359,840. Amongst these products were sunglasses, wrist watches and garments.

TRANSHIPMENT CASES

Commodity

   Quantities                           

Retail Value

Garments

561,406                                

€8,415,900

Footwear

248,630                                

€24,863,000

Apparel Accessories

1,440   

€7,200

Electronics

5,070                                    

€456,300

Mobile Accessories

866,702                                

€21,667,550

Toys

28

€11,200

Handbags

3,050                                    

€762,500

Bearings

35,255                                  

€1,233,925

Agricultural Blades         

131,700                                

€658,500

Toothpaste

213,120                                

€532,800

Total                                                              

2,066,401

€58,608,875

DOMESTIC CASES

Commodity

Quantities

Retail Value

Garments

929

€224,330

Footwear

113

€11,300

Wrist Watches/Accessories

51

€103,500

Handbags

70

€17,500

Sunglasses

18

€3,150

Apparel accessories

12

€60

Total

1,193

€359,840