Illegal Street Vendors in Paris

According to police in Paris, there are between 300 to 400 vendors in Paris who sell trinkets to tourists around the Eiffel Tower during the summer season. Police state that Chinese gangs import souvenirs from China and then sells the goods to other sellers. In a raid by police in July 2013, authorities discovered 60… Continue reading Illegal Street Vendors in Paris

Top Countries in the EU Where Fake Toys Were Seized in 2011

In 2011, criminal justice agencies in the European Union seized 2.1 million counterfeit toys.  According to a breakdown by Toy News, five countries in the EU accounted for 57 percent of those seizures. Top five EU member states where fake toys were seized in 2011: 1. Romania:  319,174 counterfeit toys seized. 2. Germany:  308,506 counterfeit… Continue reading Top Countries in the EU Where Fake Toys Were Seized in 2011

Seizures of Fake Toys by European Customs in 2011

Customs Officials across Europe seized 2.1 million fake toys in 2011. The number of counterfeits seized was 68 percent less than the 6.7 million counterfeit toys seized EU borders in 2010. 42,967 of the toys were seized in the United Kingdom. 87 percent of the seized toys originated from China, followed by 10 percent from… Continue reading Seizures of Fake Toys by European Customs in 2011

Value of Fake Toys Seized at EU Borders in 2010

$34 Billion (24 Billion Euros) worth of counterfeit toys was seized at the external borders of the European Union in 2010. Counterfeit toys consisted of 7 percent of all counterfeit goods seized by EU authorities in 2010. 98 percent of the fake toys seized originated from China.