The Recycler
  • Static Control June 2022 Masthead Ad
  • Biuromax Web banner June 2022
  • Katun March Web Advert 2021

Truckloads of counterfeit cartridges seized in Russia

Truckloads of counterfeit cartridges seized in Russia

May 1, 2013

RussiaRaid by Russian law enforcement results in seizure of three truckloads of fake HP cartridges.

Russian radio website Radiovesti reports that the largest raid conducted against counterfeiters in Russia in two years was carried out in December 2012, and resulted in the seizure of more than four thousand counterfeit printer cartridges claiming to be HP products.

Three truckloads of illegal products were seized during the raid, which took place at production and storage facilities in a closed research institute, where counterfeit goods were packed in second-hand original packaging ready for selling. All packaging was also confiscated by the law enforcement authorities.

The case saw the biggest number of cartridges seized in a raid in Russia for two years, with another similar raid in February uncovering 2,500 counterfeit HP-branded cartridges.

According to the article, Colonel Konstantin Grakhovo, Deputy Chief of customs control after the release of the goods from Moscow customs, commented that the agency is “committed to pursue and bring to justice the manufacturers of counterfeit products which contain unknown chemicals that damage the printer, capable of inflicting damage to the environment”, adding that the seizure of the products is likely to lead to further anti-counterfeiting activities in the region.

Despite the raids, the article notes that according to research by Forrester Consulting, Russia was found to have one of the lowest levels of counterfeit HP cartridges in the EMEA region, with around 11 percent of organisations indicating that they had encountered counterfeit cartridges compared to 23 percent of organisations in the UAE, 31 percent in Algeria and 50 percent in Nigeria.

Categories : World Focus

Tags : Counterfeiting Crime Russia

  • Static Control June 2022 Big & Bold Ad
  • October 2022 Big & Bold GPI
  • Ink Tank October 2022 Big & Bold
  • Mito Web Ad September 2022
  • Aster October 2022 Bog & Bold
  • IR Italiana Web ad January 2021
  • GM Tech Web ad September 2022
  • Apex Web Ad September 2022
  • CET June 2022 Web ad
  • ITP Web ad January 2021
  • PCL Web ad January 2021
  • CTS New Ad March 2022
  • Zhono Web Ad October 2022
  • HYB Web banner
  • ITP Web ad January 2021
  • PCL Web ad January 2021
  • CTS New Ad March 2022
  • CET June 2022 Web ad
  • Zhono Web Ad October 2022
  • HYB Web banner
  • Zhono Web Ad October 2022
  • CTS New Ad March 2022
  • ITP Web ad January 2021
  • CET June 2022 Web ad
  • HYB Web banner
  • PCL Web ad January 2021

The Recycler, Wittas House, Two Rivers, Station Lane, Witney, OX28 4BH, United Kingdom | Tel: +44 (0) 1993 899800 | Fax : +44 (0) 1993 226899
©2006-2021 The Recycler - Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy including cookie use

Web design Dorset | Websites by Mark