“Counterfeiting is often viewed as a victimless crime, but it damages the economy and can potentially threaten the health and safety of consumers,” said Brenda Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Trade. “Operations like this keep those goods out of the American supply chain—protecting our economy and consumers.”
The operation, conducted in November, was led by CBP’s Mobile Intellectual Property Enforcement Team, a special task force comprised of top IPR enforcement experts from a range of offices within the agency. CBP and Hong Kong Customs focused on stopping shipments of IPR-infringing electronic goods from entering U.S. commerce—with CBP making seizures at the U.S. border and Hong Kong Customs interdicting exports of counterfeit goods destined for the United States.
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