On 17 March, Exit News reported that Albania made 1 arrest for importing counterfeit goods in 2019 and none in 2020 – in the last 2 years, only 1 arrest was made for goods coming from China, in April 2019.  It is said that counterfeit goods are found in countless shops, market stands and online on Instagram and Facebook.  It is easy to purchase fake handbags, sportswear, sunglasses, makeup, perfume, and shoes in potentially every neighbourhood in the capital, Tirana.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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