On 3 August, OCCRP reported that Spanish authorities have busted a counterfeiting ring that was producing knock off clothing in a quantity valued at nearly $19 million.  It is said that 2 types of counterfeiting have been detected, one of high quality from Portugal and ready for immediate sale and another for which they use ‘neutral’ bases from China to which they add labelling, logos, and distinctive signs of renowned brands.

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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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