US seizes $1m in fake electronics including Apple, Samsung gear

US customs at the International Falls Port of Entry has discovered around $1m-worth of counterfeit electronics gear entering the country from Canada.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers targeted three rail containers destined to arrive in Ranier, Minnesota, which on inspection revealed several products in violation of intellectual property rights (IPR) regulations. The counterfeit products included LED televisions, gas-pricing displays, Samsung and Apple chargers, and earphones.

On June 26, CBP seized 1,455 counterfeit televisions with an estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $436,500 if the goods had been genuine. On July 11, CBP seized gas-pricing displays with an estimated MSRP of $594,750, following that five days later with by intercepting counterfeit Samsung and Apple chargers and earphones with a MSRP of $55,172.

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