Counterfeit Goods

With the rise of E-commerce there has been a corresponding rise in the importation of counterfeit goods into the United States. Regulatory government agencies, including Customs and Border Protection (CBP), are discussing ways to enhance enforcement in this area.

The original General Accounting Office (GAO) report discusses the rise of imports of counterfeit goods and the need to increase enforcement efforts to halt this increase. At a minimum, we urge you to read the “Highlights Page” under the “Additional Materials:” list on the right hand side of that web page.

CBP’s web page on Priority Trade Issues provides valuable information on their efforts to participate in this initiative. We urge you to read those topics highlighted as bullet points on this web page.

Be advised importing counterfeit goods is AGAINST THE LAW. It is now a priority enforcement area for CBP. If you have any questions concerning your imports and any possibility they may be counterfeit, please contact C J’s Compliance Officer, Samya (Sam) Murray.

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