Counterfeit Nike sneakers seized in USA
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In the latest big haul of fake footwear in the USA, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of New York and New Jersey have seized more than 9,000 pairs of counterfeit Nike shoes destined for California. This quantity of genuine Nike sneakers would have a reported retail value of almost $1.7 million (£1.3 million). Every day, CBP officers are said to be confiscating counterfeit goods having an average manufacturer’s recommended retail value of $3.3 million (£2.6 million).
Troy Miller, director of the CBP’s New York office, stated: “This significant seizure of counterfeit Nike sneakers illustrates Customs and Border Protection’s continued commitment to protecting the American consumer against the proliferation of substandard and potentially unsafe counterfeit consumer goods. Enforcing intellectual property rights laws is a CBP priority trade mission. We will continue to work closely with our trade and law enforcement partners to identify and seize counterfeit merchandise that could potentially harm US consumers and businesses.”
The photograph above shows CBP officers boarding a ship to check for criminal activity.
This article was originally published on page 3 of the January 2019 issue of SATRA Bulletin.