the bags carried by celebrities at dramas are getting popular, counterfeit
sellers are marketing this fame to sell their products.
genuine Chanel bag A.K.A “KIM TAE HEE bag" is 5,000,000 won in Korea
however its replica is sold at only \200,000. Not only that, there are more
counterfeit bags using celebrities names such as SONG HAE KYO, GO SO YOUNG,
SHIN SAE KYUNG, etc.
main Customs (Director: KIM, Ki-Young) announced on 21st June that the customs
exposed counterfeit dealers A (Female / 51) and 2 other related infringers, for
importing (from CHINA) or manufacturing / distributing more than 50,000 pieces
of luxurious brand’s products.
to the customs’ investigation, these infringers distributed their counterfeit
products to retailers located at Etaewon, Namdaemoon, Busan and Jaeju island
where there are a lot of foreign tourists. Some of the products were also sold
to insurance companies, for them to give the product away as free gift.
organization (main dealer A (Female / 51), manufacturer B (Male / 54), local
distributor C (male / 44)) dealt about 50,000 pieces of counterfeits since
January 2010, worth about 50 billion won if genuine.
variety brands of counterfeits goods were found, including foreign brand such
as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci as well as domestic brand like Bean Pole and
MCM. The infringers sold any product that might make easy money, bags, wallets,
sunglasses and accessories.
the time of raid in May 2012, Seoul Customs swooped 12 different factories and
warehouse located at Seoul and Kyungki-do and confiscated about 24,000 pieces
of counterfeits (7 1-ton trucks, largest counterfeit seizure ever)
infringer even made their own catalogue with celebrities’ name, and used it for
marketing and selling. They imported counterfeit Louis Vuitton wallet from
China that were specially designed for valentines’ day 2012 and sold at 100,000
won (1,200,000 won if genuine).
at this raid process, the custom found counterfeit Louis Vuitton bags imported
from CHINA that has embossed carving for the first time, which is design does
not exist in Louis Vuitton.
Customs also said that “Special A class counterfeits are usually manufactured
in CHINA where there is less raid actions and low quality counterfeits are
manufactured locally. What people say about low quality bags are from CHINA is
now a thing of the past.”, and urge to be cautious.
YOON, Hyoung-HA : firstname.lastname@example.org
date : 2012-06-21 16:00:51
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