Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected counterfeit mobile phone accessories (with photo)

     â€‹Hong Kong Customs seized about 25 000 items of suspected counterfeit mobile phone accessories with an estimated market value of about $900,000 at the River Trade Terminal, Tuen Mun, on June 27. 

     Through risk assessment, Customs officers on that day inspected a 40-foot container arriving in Hong Kong from Nansha, Guangdong, destined for Algeria. Upon inspection, Customs officers seized the batch of suspected counterfeit mobile phone accessories in the container.

     Investigation is ongoing. 

     Hong Kong Customs will continue to work closely with Mainland Customs and overseas law enforcement agencies to combat cross-boundary counterfeit goods transshipping activities vigorously through intelligence exchanges and joint enforcement actions.

     Under the Trade Descriptions Ordinance, any person who imports or exports any goods to which a forged trademark is applied commits an offence. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of $500,000 and imprisonment for five years.

     Members of the public may report any suspected counterfeiting activities to Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Monday, June 29, 2020
Issued at HKT 16:50