On 24 January, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Trump administration is moving to curb the sale of imported counterfeit goods over the internet, warning electronic commerce platforms and warehouse operators of greater scrutiny and penalties if they don’t help ferret out fakes.  A Department of Homeland Security report outlines its immediate actions and longer-term goals for enlisting e-commerce players to combat counterfeit products that officials say undermine US technology and manufacturing.  It is said DHS will treat domestic U.S. warehouses and fulfilment centres, such as Amazon’s, as the ultimate consignee for goods that have not been sold to consumers, which will give officials the power to scrutinise shipments even after they have cleared the border and gone on to regional warehouses.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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