SMUGGLING OF COUNTERFEIT COSMETICS IN AND OUT OF CHINA CONTINUES TO BOOM

Seizures of contraband cosmetics have become an increasingly common sight on local TV in China. A recent case in point (this March – 2016) saw 1,488 boxes of South Korean cosmetics seized from a forty-foot container in the east coast port city of Qinhuangdao, about 300km east of Beijing. Police took nine people in for questioning after customs officials determined a bill of lading had falsely categorised the cosmetics as ‘detergents’. A similar case in Ningbo port saw the seizure of Chinese Yuan Renminbi CNY5.8 million (USD903,834) worth of Innisfree brand ...


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