Infringing Exports

The United States is a gateway for global trade throughout the Americas.  Distributors, warehouses, banks, shippers, forwarders, brokers and agents support this critical industry, which supplies products of different origin and configurations to customers throughout the World.   Many articles are stored temporarily in bonded warehouses and/or foreign-trade zones pending transport to the ultimate customer in another country.  Efforts are underway to facilitate CBP’s seizure of goods intended for export, regardless of ultimate destination, if those goods infringe upon U.S. intellectual property rights.