U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a shipment of 70,000 counterfeit consumer goods & products worth an estimated $3.9 million worth of the illicit products (like razor blades, toys, sunglasses, and batteries) for violating intellectual property laws.
The shipment arrived from China; the cargo was identified for physical examination upon arriving in Newark. There it was discovered as intellectual property violations and the goods were seized.
Counterfeit goods threaten American innovation, the competitiveness of its businesses, the livelihood of its workers and the health and safety of consumers who purchase inferior products that do not meet federal safety standards. CBP protects businesses and consumers from these risks every day through aggressive targeting and enforcement programs.
In 2012, CBP with government agency partners seized 22,848 shipments for intellectual property rights violations, for a total retail value of $1.26 billion.
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