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An American in China

China Customs on the Cutting Edge

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 19, 2010

Those crazy chicoms, they are actually doing their job at customs. Apparently they found it news worthy to publish the fact that fake goods being sent via mail are up 7 fold this year. To this rest of the world this is no shocker, but I guess it is China’s way of showing us they may be trying…. but in reality it is a yawner. As an example, you can still go to the silk street market to buy any fake goods that you want.


“Drastic increase due to rapid development of e-business: Customs

BEIJING — The country’s customs officials seized as many as 37,000 pieces of mails and express mails containing counterfeit items from June to December of last year, seven times the figure in the same period of 2008, the General Administration of Customs (GAC) said on Monday. The parcels were headed to 10 countries.

On opening the boxes, officers found more than 50,000 mobile phones, SD cards, flash drives and memory banks involving 12 brand names. The smuggling bid opened the customs department’s eyes to the seriousness of the infringement of intellectual property rights in the country.

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