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Old 08-22-2009, 04:07 PM
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Good topic Dave,
Just so there can be no misunderstanding, If you fly to Italy or France to start your cruise or calling at a port and you are wearing or carrying some fake designer gear eg jeans, t-shirt,sunglasses, bag etc and they are spotted by the authorities/customs then not only will they be confiscated but you may have to pay twice the actual retail price of the item and also risk a huge fine/jail ( as mentioned in the article )
In the Uk it's quite normal to wear or have fake designer clothes etc and you wouldn't get stopped by police or customs for having them...in fact they don't seem to be bothered.
In Italy & France they seem to be taking this more seriously.