Counterfeit expensive premium cherries seized in Hong Kong: China and Hong Kong are big markets for expensive high-end cherries from Tasmania in Australia, usually selling for USD $12 – 35/ lb ($26 – 39/kg), and especially popular during the Chinese New Year celebrations. It is estimated that fake fruit outsells the real Tasmanian cherries five-fold, in spite of tracking with specific serial numbers on the genuine cherries’ packaging. In the most recent fraud case, an arrest was made and the seized cherries are under investigation.
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Posted on 17 February 2021