Customs seizes $10 million of counterfeit goods
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said last week that officers at the port of Newark, N.J., seized several shipments of counterfeit goods that had an appraised value of more than $1.6 million, and a retail value of more than $10 million.
Six shipments, which arrived on Monday and Tuesday in separate containers from China, were selected for examination for possible trademark violations. The merchandise ranged from counterfeit Nike's Air Jordan and Air Force One sneakers to bogus high-end handbags from Coach, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Dolce & Gabanna. Other items seized were fake Gucci shoes and belts.
Part of the shipment of counterfeit goods seized by CBP officers at the Newark, N.J., seaport.
The merchandise, which violates intellectual property rights regulations, was manifested as paper boxes, stuffed bears, acrylic rugs and furniture. The cargo was destined for several locations in the New York, South Carolina and Georgia.