DHS averaged slightly over 66 seizures per day, with an average MSRP of each seizure being slightly more than $71,500.
"Together with our IPR partners, CBP continues to guard the nation’s borders against counterfeit products," said CBP Commissioner R Gil Kerlikowske. "These products are not only unsafe and dangerous to consumers, but they also pose a threat to the economic security of our country," he added.
The National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Center continued its initiative Operation "In Our Sites" in FY 2013 to shutdown rogue websites trading in counterfeit and pirated goods. It seized control of 1,413 websites trading in these illicit goods in FY 2013. Consumers are reminded to remain vigilant when making online purchases, the report said.(PTI)