Stronger Trade Brought More IP Seizures In 2011: Customs

Law360, New York (December 13, 2011, 7:47 PM EST) -- U.S. Customs and Border Patrol handled almost $2.3 trillion in trade in 2011, a 14 percent increase from 2010's total, while seizures based on intellectual property rights violations jumped 24 percent, according to a new report issued Monday.

The agency said the report — which summarizes data for fiscal 2011 on border enforcement and management work — underscored the Obama administration's continuing commitment to promoting legitimate trade and travel while securing the country's borders.

"In 2011, CBP made important contributions to our nation’s homeland security and...
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