Counterfeit Goods in Chile

In 2010, police in Chile seized 69,866 counterfeit goods items valued at $427,670. Among the counterfeit goods seized were counterfeit cigarettes, fake clothing and counterfeit auto parts.

Between 2008 and 2010, police arrested over 12,500 people for selling counterfeit goods.

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Source: Kendra Ablaza, “Authorities Warn Of False Branding Of Chilean Consumer Goods,” Santiago Times, May 15, 2011.