Barbie Detained At US Border
Mistaken Identity? CEO Travel Mishap? No. Counterfeit CEO Barbies Were Seized By US Customs And Border Protection
by Heather Cassell
A truckload of 3,004 counterfeit CEO Barbies and fashion dolls were seized by United States Customs and Border Protection officers at the International Falls Port of Entry into America in August.
The fake dolls had an aggregate manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $85,824 and were traveling in a rail container to the Ranier Port of Entry, according to the agency’s September 28 new release.
“[The customs and border protection] continues to play a key role in Intellectual Property Rights enforcement,” says Anthony Jackson, director of International Falls Port, continuing to state that the agency, “continues to stay focused on combating the illegitimate trade in counterfeit products.”
One of the customs and border protection’s priorities is to halt the “illicit trade of merchandise,” according to the release.
The importation of counterfeit merchandise can damage the U.S. economy and threaten the health and safety of the American people, the agency stated in the release.
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