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  • Writer's pictureStephen Fodor

In Fiscal Year 2020 Louisville CBP Seize Over $109M in Counterfeits

Updated: Dec 23, 2020

October 23, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky—During the last 12 months, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers in Louisville, KY have, on a nightly basis, seized counterfeit goods ranging from sunglasses to wallets and from handbags to clothing. Fiscal year 2020, which is from October 1 2019, to September 30, 2020, saw CBP officers in Louisville intercept more than $109 million worth of various counterfeit goods.

A large majority of these counterfeits came from overseas locations, as these criminals target consumers ripping them off by selling substandard, and sometimes dangerous items, at top dollar prices. Of the 741 counterfeit seizures made, 343 shipments, 46%, came from Hong Kong with an MSRP just over $79 million. In second place was China with 280 seizures and an MSRP of $13.7 million.

And some of the items that made the seized list were jewelry, footwear, bags/wallets and electronics. The most seized item was clothing, 172 seizures. If the clothing was were real, the MSRP would have been $17.9 million, however, the most expensive items seized were watches. Only 35 seizures were watches with an MSRP of $36.1 million.

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