Criminal justice programs in Iran show that 80 to 90 percent of all cosmetics that are imported into Iran are counterfeits. Most of the counterfeit cosmetics are manufactured in China, Thailand or Turkey, according to security experts. Due to the high rate of fakes, dermatologists in Iran recommended their patients to only use domestic cosmetic… Continue reading Counterfeit Cosmetics in Iran
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police saw an increase in the number of cases involving harmful counterfeit goods in Canada between 2005 and 2013. In 2005, harmful counterfeits were involved with 11.5 percent of cases. By 2012, there were over 200 cases, or 30.4 percent of cases, that involved harmful fakes of toys, drugs, cosmetics, batteries… Continue reading Counterfeit Goods Cases Investigated by RCMP
Romania’s Custom Service stated in a report that about 50 percent of all “brand name” products that are available for sale in retail shops in Romania are actually counterfeit. Counterfeit goods from China enter the Romania market through smuggling routes that pass through Moldova and Ukraine. Some of the items seized by security services in… Continue reading Half of Branded Products in Romania Stores are Counterfeit
According to a news report in Tampa, Florida, the profit margin for selling a single counterfeit lipstick from popular makeup company MAC could be as high as $10. The investigative news team for ABC Action News in Tampa bought a MAC lipstick off of eBay for $13. According to MAC employees, the lipstick was fake.… Continue reading Profits from Counterfeit MAC Cosmetics
In the first six months of 2013, authorities in Yemen seized and destroyed over 57 tons of counterfeit and expired foods, counterfeit cosmetics and counterfeit drugs. 581 cases of counterfeiting have been identified by law enforcement, with 522 cases being sent to the Prosecutors office. Amongst the actions taken by officials were seizing 50,000 packs… Continue reading Seizures of Fake Foods and Counterfeit Goods in Yemen
According to an investigation into counterfeit cosmetics by the Daily Mail, a counterfeit MAC eyeliner bought on Amazon was found to have contained 46 times the acceptable level of copper in the eyeliner. The high level of copper makes the eyeliner unacceptable for use on eyes.
In 2011, police seized 8.9 million counterfeit goods items in France. Half of the products that were seized within the country was luxury goods items, such as clothes, sunglasses, and cosmetics. Louis Vuitton products were the most counterfeited items seized by authorities in France.
The sales of counterfeit products in Indonesia causes tax losses of up to $4.8 Billion (43.2 Trillion Indonesian Rupiahs) in 2010.
The Interior Ministry stated that up to 60 percent of Microsoft products in use in Russia are pirated copies.
Law enforcement officials in Russia estimated that counterfeit cosmetics in Russia make up to 30 percent of the entire cosmetics market.