France

The latest customs figures show that counterfeiting is a growing phenomenon in France. In 2009 7 million counterfeit goods were seized by Customs, compared to 6.5 million in 2008 (up 7.7%). The number of breaches of the customs regulations increased from 16,300 in 2008 to 18,500 in 2009 (up 13.5%), a record high.

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