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Written testimony of CBP for a Senate Committee on Finance hearing titled “Protecting E-commerce Consumers from Counterfeits”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Trade Executive Assistant Commissioner, Brenda Brockman Smith addresses CBP’s responsibility for enforcing nearly 500 U.S. trade laws and regulations on behalf of 49 other federal agencies, and its critical role in the Nation’s efforts to keep unsafe counterfeit and pirated goods from threatening the health and safety of American consumers, national security, and America’s innovation economy.

Written testimony of ICE for a Senate Committee on Finance hearing titled “Counterfeit Goods & Opportunities for Small Business Exporters in the Digital Age”

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations, National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center Assistant Director Bruce Foucart addresses ICE’s efforts to combat the illegal importation and sale of counterfeit products, and the threats to public safety and national security that counterfeit products may pose.

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Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual property rights theft is not a victimless crime. It threatens U.S. businesses, and robs hard-working Americans of their jobs, which negatively impacts the economy.  Counterfeit, adulterated and substandard goods can also pose public health and safety risks for consumers.

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