The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a report on January 24 on Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods. The Department’s report—in coordination with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the National IP Rights Coordination Center—includes immediate actions by DHS and best practices for e-commerce platforms and third party marketplaces.

“The rapid growth of e-commerce has revolutionized the way goods are bought and sold, allowing for counterfeit and pirated goods to flood our borders and penetrate our communities and homes, stated Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf.

From 2003 through 2018, the number of infringing goods seized by CBP and ICE increased from 6,500 to 33,810—with apparel, footwear, jewelry and luxury handbags at the top of the list.

The full report is available here.

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