Jan 30, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security Proposes Plan to Combat Trafficking of Counterfeit Goods

On January 24th, The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) released its Combatting Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods Report. Counterfeit trafficking poses significant health, safety, and national security risks to individuals as well as the economy, and the report emphasizes the DHS’s commitment to implementing an effective plan to combat trafficking. It plans to increase inspections and seizures at U.S. ports of entry, increase scrutiny of Section 321 Environment, suspend and debar repeat offenders, and analyze enforcement resources, among others. In light of this stepped up enforcement, it is especially important for importers to be confident in their foreign supply chains. Flannery | Georgalis helps clients evaluate supply-chain risks; its attorneys have also conducted investigations for and defended companies and individuals in government investigations into alleged import violations. To read this report click here: