Customs Department seizes record number of counterfeit items

This result puts the Maltese entity at the top of the game

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

In the past year, the Customs Department seized 91,740 mobile phone accessories; 277,640 hair and beauty related products; 47.7 million cigarettes; 30,492 footballs and 126,660 clothes and footwear items.

These products are all counterfeits of popular branded products that were breaching the Intellectual Property Rights.

The Maltese Customs Department holds a high international esteem with its counterparts globally as it is at the top of the game when it comes to seizing counterfeits products.

Counterfeit trade funds criminal organisations and promotes child and labour abuse. It also puts consumers at high health risks and impacts negatively the world’s economy.