Counterfeit Goods Flood Europe

Last year, EU officials seized 250 million fake items at its borders. China is the No. 1 source of the pirated goods

The European Commission has urged the public to avoid cheap fake products, as the amount of pirated articles seized at the EU's external borders hit a record high in 2006 – something Brussels says is a combination of better working methods as well as a flourishing trade in such goods.

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