CBP statistics of FY 2013 intellectual property rights enforcement actions 

March 25: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced the results of their efforts to address trade in counterfeit and pirated goods during fiscal year (FY) 2013.

Read the CBP announcement.


CBP and HSI are the components within the Department of Homeland Security responsible for the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR). According to the FY 2013 statistics:


  • The number of IPR seizures increased approximately 7% from FY 2012 to FY 2013.
  • The MSRP of seized goods increased from $1.26 billion in FY 2012 to $1.74 billion in FY 2013.
  • The average daily seizures totaled just over 66 seizures per day, with an average MSRP of each seizure being slightly more than $71,500.


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(202) 533-3247


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