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Customs Hit a Record for Counterfeit Goods Seizures in 2017—And Apparel Made up Most of It

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Last year U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) hit a record high for seizures of counterfeit goods, and the crackdown will continue.  According to a new report, CBP and ICE seized 34,143 shipments of goods found to be in violation of Intellectual Property Rights. IPR seizures increased 8 percent over…

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