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Textile Enforcement Statistics

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recognizes the importance of textile trade and the critical need for enforcement in this sector. Textile and apparel goods have some of the highest duty rates of all commodities imported into the U.S. making them susceptible to fraud.  Textile risks include: schemes designed to circumvent textile tariff and trade laws include false invoicing, false marking and labeling, false claims of origin, illegal transshipment, misdescription, undervaluation, false declarations of right to make entry, false trade preference claims, and outright smuggling. Therefore, textiles have long been a CBP Priority Trade Issue (PTI) for CBP enforcement efforts.

CBP maintains a robust and comprehensive enforcement strategy to effectively minimize and analyze the various textile risk areas.  Both textile importers and the U.S. domestic manufacturing industry have a substantial interest in the Textile PTI enforcement results. The Textile Enforcement Statistics reflect the results of the various CBP enforcement activities.

FY2020

Fiscal Year 2020 Textile Enforcement Statistics
Activity2020 Q12020 Q22020 Q32020 Q42020 Total
Seizures (Non-IPR, including smuggling)

Number

183

182

65 430

Value

$2M

$1.5M

$1M $4.5M
Seizures (IPR)

Number

1,442

1,745

621 3,808

Value

$7.6M

$5.3M

$4.9M $17.8M
Commercial Fraud Penalties

Number

0

3

0 3

Value

$0

$98K

$0 $98K
Liquidated Damages

Textiles

42

70

62 174
  • Entry

0

0

0 0
  • TIB

0

0

0 0
  • Other

42

70

62 174
  • Redelivery

0

0

0 0
TPVT Trade Preference Programs Verifications

Countries Visited

2

1

0 3

Factories Visited

16

13

0 29

% Discrepant

50%

69%

0% 59%
Examinations (Cargo)

Total Number

3,570

2,863

2,545 8,968

Discrepant

260

185

121 566

% Discrepant

7.28%

6.48%

4.75% 6.31%
CBP Audits

Number of Audits/Completed

10

11

5 26

Recommended /Accepted Recoveries

$10.8M

$2.4M

$0 $13.2M
Laboratory Analyses

Number of Samples Tested

184

120

72 376

Number Discrepant

  90

55

31 176

% Discrepant

  48.9%

45.8%

43.0% 45.9%
Enforcement Operations

Number of SEO Initiated

2

4

1 7

Number of SEO Completed

2

2

0 4
Section 301 (Textiles)

Duties Collected

$1.250B

$1.20B

$536M $2.6B
* Includes examinations for Intellectual Property Rights violations.

 

FY2019

Fiscal Year 2019 Textile Enforcement Statistics
Activity2019 Q12019 Q22019 Q32019 Q42019 Total
Seizures (Non-IPR, including smuggling)

Number

164

135

141

205

645

Value

$5.47M

$1.36M

$2.01M

$2.94M

$11.78M

Seizures (IPR)

Number

1,330

978

945

1,143

4,396

Value

$4.75M

$2.69M

$6.27M

$5.81M

$19.52M

Commercial Fraud Penalties

Number

0

1

0

4

5

Value

$0

$38K

$0

$100K

$138K

Liquidated Damages

Textiles

54

252

103

64

473

  • Entry

0

0

0

0

0

  • TIB

0

0

1

0

1

  • Other

54

252

102

64

472

  • Redelivery

0

0

0

0

0

TPVT Trade Preference Programs Verifications

Countries Visited

0

0

2

4

6

Factories Visited

0

0

18

58

76

% Discrepant

0

0

56%

26%

34%

Examinations (Cargo)

Total Number

2,826

3,376

3,276

3,316

12,794

Discrepant

194

194

196

260

844

% Discrepant

6.86%

5.75%

5.98%

7.84%

6.60%

CBP Audits

Number of Audits/Completed

10

9

17

15

51

Recommended /Accepted Recoveries

$1.049M

$3.506M

$0.941M

$2.195M

$7.691M

Laboratory Analyses

Number of Samples Tested

175

141

118

186

620

Number Discrepant

98

56

67

97

318

% Discrepant

56

39.7

56.8

52.1

51.3

Enforcement Operations

Number of SEO Initiated

10

6

7

0

23

Number of SEO Completed

9

5

9

0

23

Section 301 (Textiles)

Duties Collected

$253,078,247

$168,646,741

$260,776,922

$856,826,301

$1,539,328,211

* Includes examinations for Intellectual Property Rights violations.

 

FY2018

Fiscal Year 2018 Textile Enforcement Statistics
Activity2018 Q12018 Q22018 Q32018 Q42018 Total
Seizures (Non-IPR, including smuggling)

Number

57

81

72

99

309

Value

$898K

$942K

$737K

$1.36M

$3.94M

Seizures (IPR)

Number

1,626

2,242

1,880

1,709

7,457

Value

$2.93M

$3.73M

$2.91M

$3.21M

$12.78M

Commercial Fraud Penalties

Number

2

1

3

0

6

Value

$18M

$1K

$1M

0

$19M

Liquidated Damages

Textiles

41

55

32

111

239

  • Entry

40

52

13

0

105

  • TIB

1

2

0

0

3

  • Other

0

0

18

110

128

  • Redelivery

0

1

1

1

3

TPVT Trade Preference Programs Verifications

Countries Visited

0

0

3

6

9

Factories Visited

0

0

49

90

139

% Discrepant

0

0

28%

38%

34%

Examinations (Cargo)

Total Number

1,636

2,260

2,384

2,583

8,863

Discrepant

100

156

233

212

701

% Discrepant

6.11%

6.98%

9.77%

8.35%

7.91%

CBP Audits

Number of Audits/Completed

8

17

14

23

62

Recommended /Accepted Recoveries

$685,147

0

$324,076

$1,891,604

$2,900,827

Laboratory Analyses

Number of Samples Tested

143

132

156

151

582

Number Discrepant

72

66

84

79

301

% Discrepant

50.4

50.0

54.0

52.3

51.7

Special Enforcement Operations (SEO)

Number of SEO Initiated

 -

 -

4

5

9

Number of SEO Completed

 -

* Includes examinations for Intellectual Property Rights violations.

 

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