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French and U.S. Customs Team Up and Seize 480 Shipments of Counterfeit Components

By May 22, 2013June 28th, 2021No Comments

With the economy being so global, it is critical that the world’s governments work together to tackle the growing counterfeit electronic components epidemic. In that spirit, the U.S. and France have just completed a mission together to do just that.

In partnership with French Customs, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently completed Operation Core Systems, a bilateral intellectual property rights enforcement operation that targeted counterfeit critical computer and other electronic components, including semiconductors, computer networking equipment, hard drives, and memory cards, which are a threat to both the U.S. and France. Conducted from Nov. 1, 2012 through April 30, the operation resulted in the seizure of 480 shipments of potentially harmful counterfeit electronic components.

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