China News | Customs Seizes 7.1 Million Goods over IPR Infringement

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The Chinese customs has taken a giant step in seizing millions of goods suspected of intellectual property rights (IPR) infringement in the first half of this year as the country steps up IPR protection.

According to the General Administration of Customs (GAC), a total of 6.9 million items were confiscated for infringing protected trademarks right of both domestic and foreign enterprises.

During the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Chinese customs alongside their Russian counterpart fought against IPR infringement.  Over 500,000 infringing items were seized during that period.

Speaking on the enforcement actions, the spokesman of GAC, Zhang Guangzhi, said that the Chinese customs will continue to do its best to crack down on IPR infringement.

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