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Operation helps seize large amounts of fake goods

By Zheng Caixiong in Guangzhou ( Updated: 2016-09-29 16:04

The Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau confisticated large quantities of fake luxury items in a special campaign named

The fake products are estimated to be worth more than 100 million yuan ($15 million), according to Liu Kefeng, director of the bureau's division of inspection and investigation.

The items include products resembling famous brands such as Armani, Hermes, Gucci, Citizen, Versace, Chanel, Cartier, Thom Browen, Chloe, Fendi, Converse, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Tory Burch, Head & Shoulders, J.M Weston and Calvin Klein Jeans, Liu told a news conference in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, on Thursday.

The bureau has cracked down on 64 cases involving the illegal importing and exporting of fake brand-name products in the first eight months of the year, a year-on-year increase of 39.1 percent.

"Guangdong's manufacturing industry is well developed and the cost of producing fake products is very low. In addition, the poor management of the myriad private-run firms has caused a rise in the number of counterfeit cases in the province," Liu said.

Shoes and clothing accounted for about 60 percent of all confisticated items this year, Liu said.

Law enforcers confisticated between 8,000 and 10,000 pairs of counterfeit Converse sneakers in one container earlier this year, with an estimated value of more than 10 million yuan, Liu said.

Handbags, wallets, leather belts and sunglasses accounted for another 30 percent of all fake items confisticated this year, Liu said.

Meanwhile, the bureau has destroyed 362 tons of substandard imported frozen meats in the first eight months of the year.

Liu said Cool Breeze has dealt a heavy blow to the counterfeit goods industry. He hinted that more special operations to fight the import and export of counterfeit products will be launched in the coming months.

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