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

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

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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