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Hong Kong Customs Found 13 Retail Shops Selling Suspected Counterfeits

Issued: May 14 2015

Hong Kong Customs has recently conducted a special operation in Chung Ying Street, Sha Tau Kok and searched 13 retail shops. Five of them were found to be selling suspected infringing goods.


The operation resulted in the seizure of more than 1,300 items of suspected infringing goods including handbags, wallets, perfume, skin care kits, mobile phones, watches, belts and about 45,000 sticks of cigarettes, valued at about HK$420,000 (US$54,000) in total. A female suspect was arrested.


The Group Head of Intellectual Property Investigation (Operations), Wong Yim-pui, said that selling infringing goods was a serious crime and offenders were liable to criminal sanctions. Traders are reminded to abide by the relevant legislation. He also reminded members of the public to patronise shops with a good reputation or franchised stores of brands.


Wong emphasised that Customs would continue to take stringent enforcement action to combat infringing activities.


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