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Monday, January 19, 2009

Crock of conterfeit plastic clogs: What to do?

Finland has been hit with a pirate plague of counterfeit Crocs. The latest find numbered 180,000 pairs en route to discount stores and markets. This is the third major bust of illegal footwear in Finland in twelve months. Presently confiscated shoes are destroyed which provides much needed heat but little else. There are no Finnish laws governing recycling and all the confiscated materials are incinerated. In Germany and Belgium counterfeit trainers and sports shoes are used for surfacing playgrounds and the Ministry of Finance in Finland hope to achieve something similar by reviewing the Customs legislation.

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