Customs Seizes Suspect Shipments

Source: China Daily

The General Administration of Customs announced on Monday that during the first half of this year, customs officers nationwide seized more than 32,000 shipments in foreign trade, involving 7.1 million goods, that were suspected of violating intellectual property rights. Of the seizures, about 4.8 million goods, or 67.6 percent of the total, were suspected to infringe on IP owned by Chinese right holders. Customs officials in Tianjin, Shanghai, Qingdao, Ningbo and Xiamen were key forces in the fight against the infringements.