COUNTERFEIT GOODS * Europe: TRUCKING INVESTIGATION
* France - Road transport against counterfeiting
--- Road transport is not immune to counterfeiting, first when shopping for truck parts. But it can also be involved unwittingly in the transport of counterfeit goods, hence the importance of controlling loads... The counterfeit is not just about cigarettes or luxury brands. The market for vehicle parts is also affected whether mechanical parts (bearings, ...) of spare parts (filters, ...) or articles body (headlights, ...). Counterfeiting accounts for 5% to 10% of the vehicle parts market... The Official Carriers reported on this phenomenon, but it is also interested in the other part of counterfeiting in the road freight transport: carriers are often the target of mafia networks that use their trucks for transport of illicit goods... Each month, the Customs seize counterfeit goods during truck inspections. To avoid these disappointments, it is better to read the shipping documents and ensure the loading and unloading operations...
(Photo, by Francis ROCHE: Contrôle Tachigraphe Crédit photo Douane Française) -- Paris, France - WK Transport et Logistique - 25 July 2016
Labels: dangerous cargos