Customs officers at Lesovo seized a large amount of undeclared and counterfeit clothing and shoes


2015-04-17

52 269 undeclared clothing, shoes, bags and accessories worth over 500 000 BGN were seized by customs officers at Lesovo checkpoint. The spring and summer apparels, shoes and other goods were found during detailed customs inspections of two trucks with foreign registrations, traveling from Turkey to Ukraine. The drivers are Ukrainian citizens.

In the first case the driver declared 10915 apparels. During the inspection carried out by the Officers, it became evident that there were 33647 clothing, shoes, bags and accessories, exceeding legally declared goods. The driver was sanctioned according to the Customs Law.

In the next case there were detained 23034 goods - 18622 undeclared ones, including 7800 with fake logos of world known brands and other 4412 declared, but with fake logos of world known brands. Legal procedures under the Customs Law and EU Regulation № 608/ 2013 have been initiated. In compliance with the Law on Brands and Geographic Indications the cases, concerning counterfeit goods will be assigned to rights holders of the relevant trademarks.

The two vehicles were detained and will be confiscated according to the regulations of the Bulgarian legislation.