29th November 2023 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Customs made a significant seizure of approximately 10,000 items of suspected counterfeit goods on 20th November at the Tuen Mun River Trade Terminal Customs Cargo Examination Compound. The estimated market value of the goods is around HK$3.7 million.
Customs officers targeted a 40-foot container for inspection based on risk assessment. The container, originating from Nansha, Guangdong, had arrived in Hong Kong when the operation was carried out.
Upon inspection, Customs officers uncovered a large cache of suspected counterfeit goods. The haul comprised a wide range of items, including footwear, clothing, earphones, handbags, and underwear.
Preliminary investigations suggest that the batch of suspected counterfeit goods was destined for transhipment to overseas regions. The precise destinations and the entities involved in the smuggling operation remain undisclosed as investigations continue.
The seizure underscores the ongoing efforts by Hong Kong Customs to combat the illegal trade in counterfeit goods. This illicit activity not only infringes intellectual property rights but also undermines the integrity of global trade systems and consumer trust.