Greater than 9,000 pairs of imitation Nike sneakers, valued at practically $1.7 million, have been seized by Customs and Border Safety officers on the Port of New York and Newark, New Jersey, the company introduced Tuesday.
The footwear made their approach to the U.S. in a cargo from China, which was examined by CBP officers in September, the company stated in a information launch.
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“Officers then submitted digital photos of the sneakers to CBP’s Attire Footwear and Textiles Middle for Excellence and Experience, the company’s commerce specialists,” the information launch stated. “CBP’s CEE specialists labored with the trademark holders and decided the sneakers to be counterfeit.”
The confiscation of the footwear, which was certain for Chino, California, was accomplished Thursday, the company stated. An investigation into the matter by Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Safety Investigations brokers in Newark is ongoing.
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The whole pairs of sneakers tallied to 9,024 and had they been actual, they’d’ve had a producer’s urged retail value of $1,695,600, CBP stated.
“This vital seizure of counterfeit Nike sneakers illustrates Customs and Border Safety’s continued dedication to defending the American client in opposition to the proliferation of substandard and probably unsafe counterfeit client items,” Troy Miller, Director of CBP’s New York Discipline Workplace, stated.