MANILA, Philippines — Famous luxury brand Louis Vuitton expressed appreciation for the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) relentless drive against smuggling and counterfeit items.
This year, the combined efforts of BOC Enforcement Group’s Enforcement and Security Service (EG-ESS) and Intelligence Group’s Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (IG-CIIS) already seized a total of P2.1 billion in estimated counterfeit goods.
Louis Vuitton Malletier, commonly known as Louis Vuitton or by its initials LV, is a French fashion house and luxury goods company founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton.
The brand is a manufacturer of high-end bags, belts, shoes and other fashion items.
As such, the brand is commonly the victim of counterfeit and fake items that are illegally imported into the country.
In a statement, Customs Commissioner Rey Guerrero thanked the famous French brand for the recognition given to the efforts brought forth by the Bureau.
He also thanked the representatives of Louis Vuitton for their continued support in the Bureau’s drive against prohibited goods.
The Commissioner also assured that the Bureau of Customs shall remain committed in securing the country’s border and supporting legitimate brand owners.
Guerrero received a plaque of recognition from the famous luxury brand on June 14.