SAVANNAH, GA.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations, at the Area Port of Savannah, showcased today a collection of cargo seizures valued in excess of $2 million dollars. Savannah, home of the 2nd busiest container port on the East Coast, has seen a significant increase from fiscal year 2015 in Intellectual Property Rights seizures.
“These seizures demonstrate the commitment CBP has with keeping the American consumer safe from potential harmful products,” said Area Port Director Lisa Beth Brown. “CBP works around the clock to facilitate trade while keeping our country safe. Ensuring the safety of the public against dangerous merchandise is a top priority for CBP.”
Over the past year, CBP officers working in conjunction with the Consumer Products Safety Commission and Homeland Security Investigations seized items that violated import requirements, primarily import safety standards. Seized items on display today were counterfeit NFL Jerseys, back packs containing high amounts of lead, cell phone cases, baby rattles, tablet cases, counterfeit speakers and headsets, designer hand bags, and many more items for violations of safety standards.
If you have any suspicion of or information regarding suspected fraud or illegal trade activity, please report the trade violation to e-Allegations Online Trade Violation Reporting System or by calling 1-800-BE-ALERT.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.