The Belgian Ministry of Economy has managed to seize a record number of counterfeit products, worth 23.6 million euro. With 625,809 items, the haul is some 50 % more than in 2012: the collaboration with the Belgian Anti-Piracy Federation resulted in the elimination of a huge number of illegal internet links.
Record number of counterfeit products seized in Belgium
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