CBP Officers Seize Counterfeit Touchscreen Tablets
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers working at the International Falls Port of Entry intercepted an international shipment containing over $460,000 in counterfeit tablets.
The shipment originated in China and was destined for Ohio.
CBP Officers targeted a rail container and after reviewing the information in the shipping documents, selected it for examination. During an examination of the goods, the officers discovered 1,152 counterfeit touchscreen tablets.
“CBP is focused on identifying and intercepting counterfeit merchandise and products. The enforcement of trade laws at U.S. ports of entry remains a high priority for us,” said Anthony Jackson, International Falls Port Director. “Counterfeiting adversely affects the ability of lawful copyright holders to profit from their original ideas. Counterfeiting also harms consumers because manufacturers of forged products have little motivation to use safe, high-quality materials in their products.”
CBP officers contacted CBP’s Electronics Center of Excellence and Expertise’s Import Specialists to determine their authenticity. After careful examination and coordination with the trademark owners, Import Specialists determined on June 12, 2020 that the product were in fact counterfeit.