CBP Officers Seize Counterfeit Electronics at
International Falls Port of Entry
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MINNESOTA – July 23, 2019, 2019 (LSN) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted three rail containers destined to arrive in Ranier, Minnesota. CBP officers inspected the rail containers and discovered several products in violation of intellectual property rights (IPR) regulations. The counterfeit products included LED televisions, gas-pricing displays, Samsung and Apple chargers, and earphones. On June 26, CBP seized 1,455 counterfeit televisions with an estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $436,500 if the goods had been genuine. On July 11, CBP seized gas-pricing displays with an estimated MSRP of $594,750 if the goods had been genuine. On July 16, CBP seized counterfeit Samsung and Apple chargers as well as earphones with a MSRP of $55,172 if the goods had been genuine. The total MSRP of the recent seizures is $1,086,422.