Blog: Leonie BarrieBe careful what you wear

Leonie Barrie | 6 December 2006

China’s latest solution to the endemic problem of counterfeit clothing is to stop its citizens from wearing fakes when they travel abroad – or face fines of up to EUR300,000. The move was apparently triggered after a Chinese tourist was stopped by French custom officials for carrying a fake Adidas backpack, which was then confiscated.

This might be one way of tackling the rampant demand from Chinese consumers for cheap counterfeit products – at least when they travel – but why not ban them on home turf too? Also, what about foreign visitors who flock to China’s infamous markets – are they too going to be stopped on the flight home? And do customs officers, already on the alert to tackle the threat of international terrorism, really have the time or inclination to pursue people wearing fake labels?

Chinese banned from wearing fakes abroad


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