In the past few weeks, the Institution had already registered two other large seizures of counterfeit goods in Santos, one of 22 and the other of 21 tons.
The Federal Revenue, in an action initiated on Tuesday, August 11, seized 81.3 tons of counterfeit products packed in four containers. As in the last two seizures, registered on July 29 and August 4, it was a cargo passing coming from China, destined for the Port of Montevideo, in Uruguay.
T-shirts, tracksuits, sneakers, boots, shoes, sandals, cell phone cases, chargers, batteries, electronic cigarettes, TV Box sets and glasses, among others, were found in the cargo, with brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Nike, Dolce & Gabbana , Adidas, Mizuno, Dior, Chanel, Apple, LG, Samsung, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Ray-Ban. The goods were pressed in boxes and bales, in order to pack the largest possible amount of goods in a single container.
The products are similar to those found in the last two seizures, of 22 and 21 tons of counterfeit goods. The difference was the location of TV Box sets, which transform traditional TVs into "smart" TVs, and a small box with labels containing fake stamps from the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel). The fake stamps would be used to indicate the certification of TV Box sets, according to the requirements established by Anatel.
In addition to damage to health, the sale of counterfeit products violates copyrights, causes damage to the treasury (losses in tax collection) and increases in unemployment rates, triggers the practice of unfair competition and fuels organized crime. In the specific case of TV Box sets, there is also a risk to user privacy, which may have their data stolen.