Singapore Customs seizes 700 counterfeit bags and wallets imported from China

Some of the 700 counterfeit women’s bags and wallets detained by Singapore Customs on May 6, 2015. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE CUSTOMS
Some of the 700 counterfeit women’s bags and wallets detained by Singapore Customs on May 6, 2015. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE CUSTOMS

SINGAPORE - Some 700 counterfeit women's bags and wallets imported from China have been seized by Singapore Customs.

They were found during an inspection of goods at the Tanjong Pagar Distripark, and confiscated by authorities on Wednesday under the Trade Marks Act.

Singapore Customs has informed the brand owners, which can carry out infringement actions against the importer.

A Singapore Customs spokesman said the city-state "does not condone such illegal trading activities and will take firm action against importers of counterfeit goods, and continue to ensure a robust intellectual property rights enforcement regime in Singapore".

Those with information on illegal trading activities can report it to Singapore Customs by e-mailing customs_intelligence@customs.gov.sg. All information received will be treated in strict confidence, said the agency.