In the six months to June, customs nationwide suspended imports of counterfeit brand products, etc., to more than 14,000 cases, a decrease of 5% compared to the same period last year, but the spread of the new coronavirus infection. In response to this, in addition to masks made in Japan, imitations of goods related to the popular cartoon "Kimetsu no Yaiba" are conspicuous.

According to the Ministry of Finance, in the six months to June, the number of cases where imports were suspended as fake brand products was 14,600.



Although it has decreased by 5% compared to the same period last year, the Ministry of Finance says that it continues to be higher than usual due to the spread of online shopping due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection.



More than 80% of the total was brought in from China, and by type, clothing was the most popular with 5174, followed by wallets and bags with 4602 and shoes with 1752.



In addition, reflecting the spread of infection with the new corona, counterfeit products made in Japan such as masks and disinfectants were conspicuous, and the number of counterfeit products related to the popular manga "Kimetsu no Yaiba" increased significantly. ..



According to the Ministry of Finance, "counterfeit products such as masks and medicines can threaten the health and safety of consumers, and we would like to strengthen the crackdown."

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