Customs in EU seize mailed counterfeit goods
Customs signMore than 70,000 counterfeit products have been intercepted during a joint customs operation (JCO) in Europe codenamed ERMIS. JCO ERMIS was carried out by the Greek Customs Administration and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), and also involved customs experts from the EU as well as Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. The operation took place in March and focused on identifying fake goods shipped through postal and courier traffic.
EU customs authorities intensified control operations and exchanged intelligence on parcels coming in from third countries during the operation.