Fake shirts tailed to Miami
A shipment of counterfeit apparel was kept from the U.S. market last week by customs officers at Miami International Airport.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers seized a shipment containing fake brand name products from Armani, Dolce&Gabana, Dior and Hugo Boss. The retail value of the real products is $5.7 million.
A trade enforcement team discovered the merchandise during a warehouse sweep of airline parcel shipments. The 212 cartons of fake shirts originated in China and were headed for the Dominican Republic.
CBP has recently devoted more attention to intellectual property rights violations, and during fiscal year 2008 increased the number and value of such seizures by almost 10 percent and 38.7 percent respectively.