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BOC-MICP Seizes Php 190M Worth of Counterfeit Goods

April 26, 2022

The Bureau of Customs, through the Manila International Container Port-Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (MICP-CIIS), together with the National Bureau of Investigation-Special Action Unit (NBI-SAU) seized various Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) infringing goods in Mapulang Lupa, Valenzuela City on April 22, 2022.

The inspection of the warehouse, through a Letter of Authority (LOA) issued by the Commissioner of Customs, revealed the presence of imported kitchenware, housewares, IPR infringing goods, and foodstuff, among others. The goods found are estimated to be worth Php190 million.

Inventory of the goods shall be undertaken by assigned customs examiners and shall be witnessed by CIIS, Enforcement and Security Service (ESS), and representatives of the warehouse.

Warrant of Seizure and Detention will be issued against the subject goods for violation of Section 118 (f) of Republic Act (RA) No. 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act in relation to R.A. No. 8293 or the Intellectual Property Code of 1999.

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