Increase in counterfeit goods seizures in the United States

in Counterfeit Goods

During a ten year span of 2002 to 2012, the United States Customs seized 325 percent more counterfeit goods than the previous ten year period.

In Fiscal Year 2011, Customs agents seized 24 percent more fake goods than the previous fiscal year.A big driver of the seizures was counterfeit drugs, which increased by 200 percent from the previous year.

Source:  Jayne O’Donnell, “Counterfeit products are a growing, and dangerous, problem,” USA Today, June 5, 2012.

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