U.S. Customs seizes 10K counterfeit toys in San Juan
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) field operations officers announced Monday they completed the seizure of 10,000 counterfeit toy dolls arriving in a shipment from China to San Juan. The estimated value of the shipment is $41,250.
CBP officers inspected a container whose contents appeared to be non-compliant with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission requirements, the agency said.
“This high value seizure is one of many successes marking CBP’s longstanding commitment to combating importation of illicit merchandise bearing counterfeit trademarks in San Juan,” said Edward Ryan, assistant director of Field Operations for Trade in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“Our CBP officers and import specialists are committed to preventing counterfeit goods from entering the commerce of the United States,” he said.
In fiscal year 2015, the San Juan Field Office seized 287 shipments for violations of intellectual property rights, with a combined domestic value of $747,416, he added.
CBP targets and seizes imports of counterfeit and pirated goods, and enforces exclusion orders on patent-infringing and other goods violating intellectual property rights.