U.S. Customs and Border Protection says officers in Dallas intercepted 4,000 counterfeit high definition cameras.The suggested retail value of these cameras totaled $241,076.
The shipment of 220 boxes destined for Carrollton, Texas was manifested as video cameras and originated in Hong Kong. CBP officers suspected the trademarked merchandise was counterfeit due to the shipper’s poor quality packaging, which did not comply with typical shipping procedures for genuine merchandise. Additionally, the cameras appeared to be of poor quality and were in sealed cardboard shipping boxes. CBP’s Import Specialist Division verified the items were counterfeit and violated the company’s trademark.
“Counterfeiters trafficking in phony merchandise are not concerned about the American consumer or the damage their fake goods can do,” said Cleatus P. Hunt Jr., Port Director, Area Port of Dallas. “CBP will continue to enforce trademark violations in an effort to ensure the public is not being taken advantage of by purchasing fake goods.”
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