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U.S. Customs & Border Protection Savannah Showcases Significant Seizures and Safety Violations

Release Date: 
December 23, 2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations, (OFO) at the Area Port of Savannah recently hosted an event showcasing the various items seized throughout the year.

The Area Port of Savanah, home of the 4th busiest container port in the United States, showcased a collection of significant cargo related seizures that violated import requirements, primarily import safety standards.

CBP Port of Savannah, Ga., seized more than $1 million in counterfeit and potentially dangerous consumer products recently.

CBP Port of Savannah, Ga., seized more than $1 million in counterfeit and potentially dangerous consumer products recently.

Over the past year, CBP officers, working in conjunction with the Consumer Products Safety Commission and Homeland Security Investigations, seized toy break away benches, fashion dolls, little digger play sets, archery play sets, blow dart shooters, street tech chopper motorcycles, toy ducks, toy alligators, wooden crossbows, RC cars, and many more items for violations of safety standards.

The showcased items were valued in excess of $1 million.

“These seizures demonstrate the commitment Customs and Border Protection has with its partner agencies to work and to help keep the American public safe," said Lisa Brown, CBP Area Port Director for the Port of Savannah. "Ensuring the safety of imported merchandise is a top priority for CBP.”

Suspicious trade activities can be reported through the CBP e-Allegations website.

Learn more about how CBP protects intellectual property rights (IPR).

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017