The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a 47-page report on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforcement activities as they relate to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). According to the report highlights, "CBP’s management of its exclusion order enforcement process at the ports contains weaknesses that result in inefficiencies and an increased risk of infringing products entering U.S. commerce. First, CBP does not routinely review ITC’s list of exclusion orders or take other action to ensure that a trade alert has been posted to its intranet for each order. At GAO’s request, CBP reviewed ITC’s list of exclusion orders as of April 30, 2014, and reported that it had posted trade alerts for 83 of the 94 exclusion orders; however, it posted 17 of the 83 trade alerts after GAO’s request for data."
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Michael Laden is a Founder and Principal of the firm. He is a licensed customs broker and has been toiling in the international trade industry for almost 40 years. His full bio can be found on the ABOUT US page.