Adams & Adams Partner, Charl Potgieter travelled to Namibia to conduct anti-counterfeiting training with members of Interpol, Police and Customs in November 2017. Training was also conducted for the members of the World Customs Organisation and members of Customs from Namibia, Rwanda, Mozambique, Botswana, Angola, Burundi, Malawi, South Africa, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar, Swaziland, Zambia, Lesotho, Uganda, Kenya and Zimbabwe. In-market operations were subsequently carried out in ‘China Town’, Windhoek, where a large quantity of counterfeit goods, such as clothing, footwear, watches and sunglasses was voluntarily surrendered and seized.
A further seizure operation in Walvis Bay in December resulted in the confiscation of 84 672 items of personal care products. The goods are scheduled for destruction.