Rise in value of seized counterfeit goods

The number of fake goods being seized by customs officials is falling - but the value of the items is going up.

27th July, 2013
James Stack of the Revenue Customs Service with some of the consficated merchandise that will be destroyed. Photo: Feargal Ward

The number of fake goods being seized by customs officials is falling - but the value of the items is going up.

New figures for the first five months of this year show that the value of counterfeit goods - at €2.5 million - seized by customs officials has increased by 50 per cent compared to the same period last year.

This is despite the fact that the number of fake branded items found by customs...

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