Sunday, July 12, 2009

Counterfeit Shoes Makes for a Sunday Smiley Face

Taken from last week's "Our Sunday Visitor" --

"Even if the goods are counterfeit, the rights holder has final say on whether or not items seized on U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Imigration and Customs Enforcement raids are given to charity.

In the case of shoes, the government agencies have made several donations to charities this year. For example, in February, Customs and Border Protection announced the agencies had seized 254,240 counterfeit shoes worth an estimated $8.1 million from seaports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA., and donated them to two charities, including the relief agency that works with Food for the Poor. CBP confiscated another $1 million worth of shoes at the Port of San Francisco in April.

Knockoff shoes are among the top commodities seized, with a domestic value of $102.3 million worth confiscated in fiscal year 2008, according to CBP."

How 'bout that?

God bless............

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