Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / CBP in Charleston intercepts counterfeit designer shorts & jeans

CBP in Charleston intercepts counterfeit designer shorts & jeans

21
Jul '09
U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Port of Charleston seized more than 800 pieces of counterfeit designer shorts and jeans in two separate seizures, officials announced.

CBP officers discovered the shipments of counterfeit merchandise in two containers that were selected for examination. A total of 187 shorts bearing the Izod logo accounted for the first seizure. The second seizure consisted of 475 denim jeans bearing the Old Navy logo, and 185 shorts and jeans bearing the Gap logo. Combined, the shipments had a total domestic value of $165,000 and a manufacturers suggested retail price of $727,208.

CBP has designated intellectual property rights enforcement as a Priority Trade Issue and devotes considerable resources and diverse personnel to the enforcement of IPR. CBP has targeted and seized an increasing number of counterfeit products that pose safety threats to American consumers, to our infrastructure, and potentially to our security. “CBP is a key stakeholder in combating illegitimate trade and seizing counterfeit goods at our borders,” said Robert A. Fencel, area port director in Charleston. “This undertaking is being accomplished through advanced training of our officers and conducting extensive outreach within the trade community on IPR enforcement.”

“CBP protects businesses and consumers every day by combating the trade of counterfeit and piratical merchandise through an aggressive IPR enforcement program,” said Robert C. Gomez, director of operations in Atlanta. “In fiscal year 2008, DHS initiated more than 14,700 IPR seizures with a domestic value of more than $267 million. This demonstrates the continued level of commitment CBP has to protect American businesses and consumers from fraudulent goods.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 24th Aug 2019

US firms told to leave PRC after tariff hike announcement

China on August 23 announced tariff hikes on $75 billion worth US...

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressing a press conference. Pic: PIB

Textiles | On 24th Aug 2019

Pending GST refunds for MSMEs within 30 days: Indian FM

All pending goods and services tax (GST) refunds that are due to...

Pic: Shutterstock

Retail | On 24th Aug 2019

Amazon to acquire 49% stake in India’s Future Coupons

US e-commerce company Amazon has agreed to make an equity investment...

Interviews View All

DK Sharma, Velocity Apparelz

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Priyanka, Studio Priyanka Rajiv

Priyanka
Studio Priyanka Rajiv

‘To reinvent the age-old tradition of embroidery to suit demographics and...

Frank Gossmann, Rotorcraft AG

Frank Gossmann
Rotorcraft AG

‘RT3 motto is: Do not check millimetres, check colours.’

Verena Ruckh,

Verena Ruckh

Brückner Trockentechnik develops, manufactures and supplies textile...

Awanda Booth,

Awanda Booth

Held every year in New York City, Surtex is a global business-to-business...

Kamal Kulshreshth,

Kamal Kulshreshth

Colorjet is among the fastest-growing wide format digital inkjet print...

Ayyappa Nagubandi, Broadcast Wearables Pvt Ltd

Ayyappa Nagubandi
Broadcast Wearables Pvt Ltd

Hyderabad-based Broadcast Wearables has come up with the country's first...

Marten Alkhagen, Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Robert Brookins, Alexium International

Robert Brookins
Alexium International

Alexium International is a specialty chemical development company...

Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rajesh Pratap Singh

Rajesh Pratap Singh
Rajesh Pratap Singh

<div>Ace fashion designer <b>Rajesh Pratap Singh</b> has used Tencel to...

Sneha Arora, Label Sneha Arora

Sneha Arora
Label Sneha Arora

Sneha Arora, an alumnus of National Institute of Fashion Technology,...

Hemant & Nandita, Hemant & Nandita

Hemant & Nandita
Hemant & Nandita

The designer duo of Hemant &amp; Nandita are known for being inspired by...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


August 2019

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search