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Mong Kok ginseng store caught falsifying trade description

Hong Kong Customs officers have arrested a male salesperson of a ginseng and dried seafood shop suspected to have applied a false trade description in the sale of American ginseng.

Hong Kong Customs seizes 12,000 pairs of counterfeit sport shoes

Hong Kong Customs seized about 12 000 pairs of suspected counterfeit sports shoes on Monday, with an estimated market value of about $1 million.

Hong Kong fitness-centre scammers jailed

Four Hong Kong fitness-centre scammers were sentenced yesterday after earlier conviction of engaging in aggressive commercial practices.

Yet another Hong Kong counterfeit ring sprung

Customs has smashed another Hong Kong counterfeiting syndicate, this one operating from Tung Choi Street in Mong Kok. About 2600 items of suspected counterfeit goods – including handbags, wallets and belts with an estimated market value of about HKD4.3 million (US$548,000) – were seized during the raid of a fixed hawker pitch and a storage facility.  Customs had earlier receiv…

Arrests made as Hong Kong fitness centres targeted in Customs operation

Customs officers have been targeting unfair trade practices by Hong Kong fitness centres in a special operation codenamed “Tornado” since the end of last year.

Scale of Stanley hawker’s counterfeit goods business surprises Customs

Hong Kong Customs who raided a mobile hawker selling counterfeit goods in Stanley on Friday, were surprised by the scale of the operation behind it.

Hong Kong Customs smash two counterfeit cosmetics rings

Hong Kong Customs officers have smashed two counterfeit cosmetics rings selling makeup and skincare products.

Auction house caught selling fake coin

Hong Kong Customs yesterday arrested the director of an auction house suspected of selling a fake coin.

Big data helps detect fake goods being sold online in Hong Kong

Customs officials are using big data to help detect fake goods being sold online in Hong Kong.

Operation Octopus cracks down on counterfeit dolls in claw machines

Hong Kong Customs has conducted a territory-wide operation to combat counterfeit dolls in claw machines.

Skin-care scammers fined $40,000 for online bait advertising

A skin care product supplier was fined HK$40,000 yesterday at Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts after being convicted of online bait advertising.

Customs seizes $7 million worth of fake goods bound for the US

Hong Kong Customs have seized 55,000 items of fake goods destined for the US during a three-month campaign to combat cross-border counterfeiting.