Anticounterfeiting Committee Holds Customs Trainings in Cooperation with U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Published: June 15, 2018

The Anticounterfeiting Committee successfully organized two customs trainings in the first half of 2018 in cooperation with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

On April 24, the Anticounterfeiting Committee organized a customs training with CBP in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Atlanta field office. The training gathered local enforcement officials from CBP and from the Atlanta Consumer Products and Mass Merchandising Center of Excellence and Expertise and brand owners for a half day of brand identification training. Following the brand identification training, CBP officials brought participating brand owners to their warehouse for an informational session on a recently seized counterfeit shipment.

On May 22, the committee organized a training during the INTA Annual Meeting with local Seattle CBP officials, including import specialists from the Apparel, Footwear, and Textiles Center of Excellence and Expertise. More than 25 brand owners participated in a two-hour session, training more than 30 enforcement officers.

INTA began its pilot customs training program as a free membership benefit in 2016 at the Leadership Meeting in Hollywood, Florida, and expanded its trainings internationally in 2017. Upcoming trainings for 2018 include: (1) Iquique (Chile); (2) New York, New York (USA) at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in cooperation with the Pharmaceuticals, Health and Chemicals Center of Excellence and Expertise; (3) Long Beach, California (USA) in cooperation with the Electronics Center of Excellence and Expertise; (4) Mexico City (Mexico); and (5) New Orleans, Louisiana (USA) during the 2018 Leadership Meeting.

For more information on the customs trainings or on INTA’s anticounterfeiting activities, please contact INTA Anticounterfeiting Manager Maysa Razavi at [email protected] or Anticounterfeiting, Senior Coordinator, Tiffany Pho, at [email protected]

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