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U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Effort to Combat Counterfeit Goods

Monday, October 26, 2020

Counterfeit goods not only infringe on intellectual property rights, but can also harm the U.S. economy and threaten consumers' health by exposing them to potentially unsafe materials. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the agency tasked with protecting consumers and U.S. markets from these goods. However, the CBP faces a growing number of counterfeit threats. We talk with GAO's Kim Gianopoulos--an expert on intellectual property and counterfeit goods and a director in our International Affairs and Trade Team--about her new report on this issue.