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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.

Data is updated quarterly and thus may change from quarter to quarter.

Fiscal Year 2022 Textile Enforcement Statistics
Activity 2022 Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022 Q4 2022 Total
Seizures (Non-IPR, including smuggling)

Number

155

171

 

 

326

Value

$3.6M

$2.9M

 

 

$6.5M

Seizures (IPR)

Number

1,007

1,422

 

 

2,429

Value

$12.7M

$34M

 

 

$46.8M

Commercial Fraud Penalties

Number

3

0

 

 

3

Value

$918K

$0

 

 

$918K

Liquidated Damages

Textiles

27

105

 

 

132

  • Entry 

-

-

 

 

-

  • TIB

27

105

 

 

132

  • Other

-

-

 

 

-

  • Redelivery

-

-

 

 

-

TPVT Trade Preference Programs Verifications

Countries Visited

0

0

 

 

0

Factories Visited

0

0

 

 

0

% Discrepant

0

0

 

 

0

Examinations (Cargo)

Total Number

2,808

5,075

 

 

7,883

Discrepant

179

2,006

 

 

2,185

% Discrepant

6.37%

39.53%

 

 

27.72%

CBP Audits

Number of Audits/Completed

5

12

 

 

 

Recommended /Accepted Recoveries

$1.8M

$2.54M

 

 

 

Laboratory Analyses

Number of Samples Tested

135

136

 

 

 

Number Discrepant

 51 

86

 

 

 

% Discrepant

45.0

65.0

 

 

 

Enforcement Operations

Number of SEO Initiated

5

0

 

 

 

Number of SEO Completed

4

0

 

 

 

Section 301 (Textiles)

Duties Collected

$937M

$902M

 

 

$1.8B

* Includes examinations for Intellectual Property Rights violations.

Fiscal Year 2021 Textile Enforcement Statistics
Activity 2021 Q1 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 2021 Q4 2021 Total
Seizures (Non-IPR, including smuggling)

Number

123

122

109

106

460

Value

$1.05M

$3.9M

$1.9M

$1.2M

$8.05M

Seizures (IPR)

Number

1,204

1,369

1,125

1,125

4,823

Value

$8.9M

$7.7M

$10.4M

$21.7M

$48.7M

Commercial Fraud Penalties

Number

3

2

2

0

7

Value

$358K

$158K

$923K

0

$1.44M

Liquidated Damages

Textiles

101

253

146

93

593

  • Entry

0

0

0

0

0

  • TIB

0

1

0

0

1

  • Other

95

249

145

91

580

  • Redelivery

6

3

1

2

12

TPVT Trade Preference Programs Verifications

Countries Visited

0

0

4

0

4

Factories Visited

0

0

13

0

13

% Discrepant

0

0

85%

0

85%

Examinations (Cargo)

Total Number

3,087

3,576

3,935

2,507

13,105

Discrepant

177

201

287

132

797

% Discrepant

5.73%

5.62%

7.29%

5.27%

6.08%

CBP Audits

Number of Audits/Completed

7

10

13

13

43

Recommended /Accepted Recoveries

$0

$5.7M

$0.4M

$100M

$106.6M

Laboratory Analyses

Number of Samples Tested

188

171

179

153

691

Number Discrepant

 73 

81

105

72

331

% Discrepant

39.0

47.0

59.0

48.0

47.9

Enforcement Operations

Number of SEO Initiated

5

6

3

1

14**

Number of SEO Completed

6

4

1

4

11**

Section 301 (Textiles)

Duties Collected

$748M

$690M

$697M

$948M

$3.08B

* Includes examinations for Intellectual Property Rights violations.

**Some Enforcement Operations overlap into subsequent quarters. 

Fiscal Year 2020 Textile Enforcement Statistics
Activity 2020 Q1 2020 Q2 2020 Q3 2020 Q4 2020 Total
Seizures (Non-IPR, including smuggling)

Number

185

182

53 120 540

Value

$2M

$1.4M

$1M $490K $4.89M
Seizures (IPR)

Number

1,442

1,745

645 1,231 5,073

Value

$5.6M

$4.7M

$4.9M $12.2M $27.4M
Commercial Fraud Penalties

Number

0

3

3 0 6

Value

$0

$98K

$489K $0 $587K
Liquidated Damages

Textiles

41

69

59 104 273
  • Entry

0

0

0 0 0
  • TIB

0

0

0 0 0
  • Other

41

69

59 103 272
  • Redelivery

0

0

0 1 1
TPVT Trade Preference Programs Verifications

Countries Visited

2

1

0 0 3

Factories Visited

16

13

0 0 29

% Discrepant

50%

69%

0% 0 59%
Examinations (Cargo)

Total Number

3,570

2,852

2,532 2,672 11,626

Discrepant

260

184

119 137 700

% Discrepant

7.28%

6.48%

4.75% 5.13% 6.02%
CBP Audits

Number of Audits/Completed

10

11

7 10 38

Recommended /Accepted Recoveries

$15.0M

$2.4M

$0 $4.2M $21.6M
Laboratory Analyses

Number of Samples Tested

184

120

72 109 485

Number Discrepant

  90

55

31 49 225

% Discrepant

  48.9%

45.8%

43.0% 45.0% 46.4%
Enforcement Operations

Number of SEO Initiated

2

4

1 2 9

Number of SEO Completed

2

2

0 4 8
Section 301 (Textiles)

Duties Collected

$1.250B

$825M

$536M $851M $3.46B
* Includes examinations for Intellectual Property Rights violations.

 

Fiscal Year 2019 Textile Enforcement Statistics
Activity 2019 Q1 2019 Q2 2019 Q3 2019 Q4 2019 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.

 

Fiscal Year 2018 Textile Enforcement Statistics
Activity 2018 Q1 2018 Q2 2018 Q3 2018 Q4 2018 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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Last Modified: June 3, 2022