Customs authorities in east China's Zhejiang Province announced on Thursday last week they have destroyed 12 million yuan worth of counterfeit products including knives, lighters and toothpaste. The crackdown was part of the nationwide five-month-long "Dragon Boat" campaign against IPR infringement initiated by the General Administration of Customs (GAC) on Oct. 1.
The GAC announced recently it had uncovered 1,914 cases of IPR infringement in the first three quarters of 2007, involving goods worth 230 million yuan (31 million U.S. dollars).
Among other cases, customs staff uncovered 2,500 Chanel fake logos from an express mail parcel in Wenzhou and seized about 32,800 fake Louis Vuitton bags, Nokia and Adidas products from the mail in Hangzhou.
On Nov. 5, a man was caught at Beijing Capital International Airport carrying nearly 2,000 counterfeit wristwatches bearing Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Rolex trademarks.