Luxury items including watches, jewellery, handbags and wallets made up more than 50% of the seized merchandise retail value despite amounting to only 30% of the total.

US$283 million of leather goods were seized by U.S. authorities in 2020, according to the report, while the majority of counterfeit goods taken by U.S. customs (US$660 million) originated from China.

Hong Kong was the second-largest market with US$429 million seized in 2020. The total value of seized goods amounted to US$1.3 billion in retail value.

Source: Fashion United