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Fake Gucci, Chanel products seized by US Customs officials

Washington, May 8 (MNN) The US Customs and Border Protection has said that it has intercepted and seized a consignment of counterfeit products that landed from the UAE.

It asked US consumers to be alert for such counterfeit goods while shopping for Mother’s Day on May 9.

It said that on April 21, its officers posted at the port of Memphis determined to inspect a shipment from the United Arab Emirates en route to Georgia, which was listed as gift bracelets and necklaces.

The package contained no bracelets, but instead 550 pairs of earrings that bore trademarks owned by Chanel and Gucci. The earrings were determined to be counterfeit based on the inferior quality of materials and their construction, discrepancies between the authentic product and the imported product, and the low declared value. The retail price of authentic Chanel and Gucci earrings of similar style is between 250 and 1,700 dollars.

In fiscal 2020, CBP seized more than 26,500 shipments containing counterfeit goods that would have been worth nearly 1.3 billion dollars, had these been genuine.

“Counterfeit goods are of poor quality that cost US businesses billions of dollars a year while robbing our country of jobs and tax revenues,” said Benjamin Canfield, Assistant Area Port Director.

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