Ural Customs Administration detects over 200,000 pirated items in 2013

November 15, 2013. The customs officers of Ural Customs Administration conducted an inspection of over 27,000 documents that proved compliance with all the customs bans and limits and detected 211,420 pirated items, the Administrationĺs press service reports.

The documentary checks revealed 54 documents were invalid; nine of those were presented in the process of declaring footwear, clothing, and furniture at the customs. Measures were taken in all these cases: the declaring party was informed of having produced invalid documentation, and, where necessary, inquiries were sent to the executive bodies that had issued those documents.

Besides, the customs authorities took steps to protect intellectual property rights: 211,420 counterfeit items were found in 2013, including 16,527 pirated DVDs and 78,429 clothing and footwear items ľ all them fake └didas, Reebok, Louis Vuitton, Bosco, and Nike ones.


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