Deckers Outdoor Corp. confirmed that customs officials in Xiamen, China seized 36,720 pairs of counterfeit Teva sport sandals with a value of RMB 216,100 ($33,280).
Xiamen Customs contacted its trademark owner Deckers Outdoor Corporation, immediately after the consignor of this batch failed to provide its authorization letter. Deckers Outdoor confirmed the infringement in a letter dated May 16 and applied for customs protection to detain the batch of fake Teva sport sandals, according to Xiamen Customs.
A day later, an additional 36,000 pairs were seized at customers. Both shipments were en route to Ghana, which has become a major transit destination for counterfeit goods, according to a spokesman for Deckers Outdoor contacted by The B.O.S.S. Report.