Voluntary collaborative efforts remain a focus in the United States

In fiscal year 2012 the Department of Homeland Security and its agencies – US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement – seized more than $1 billion worth of counterfeit and pirated goods at and within US borders. Ranging from apparel and luxury goods to electronics, automotive parts, pharmaceuticals and toys, the trafficking of counterfeit goods has become a problem in nearly every sector of the economy.


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