The customs authority acts on the basis of the request for customs intervention, the latter being the means of ensuring the respect of the intellectual property rights by the customs references. In the absence of such an express request from the holders of intellectual property rights, the goods comprising the rights without their consent, cannot always be withheld by the customs authorities.

The application must be accompanied by supporting documents to enable the competent customs service to ascertain that the holder has the right to request the import ban. The validity of such an application is 1 year with the possibility of renewal for successive periods of another 1 year.

If you are the holder of intellectual property rights, we recommend initiating such procedures so that you can prevent unauthorized imports.

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