Representatives from the Nike Asia Pacific paid a courtesy visit to Bureau of Customs – Intelligence Group (BOC-IG) Deputy Commissioner Juvymax Uy on March 9 to commend the agency on their recent successful seizures of counterfeit footwear through the implementation of Letters of Authority against violators of Intellectual Property (IP) rights.
The BOC, under the leadership of Commissioner Bienvenido Y. Rubio and with the support of Deputy Commissioner Uy, has intensified its operation against fake goods.
Several warehouses and storages in Manila and Malabon were recently inspected by the BOC-IG, confiscating billions of counterfeit products, including fake Nike shoes.
“The Bureau of Customs’ continuous actions in combating illicit goods at the border or the supply source, which greatly encourages foreign investments in our country,” said Deputy Commissioner Uy.
Nike Philippines has committed to increasing its trade in the Philippines through its physical stores and e-commerce platforms.
“These counterfeit products do not have the required documentations, and they endanger the safety of those who use them,” says Commissioner Rubio.
“As the BOC remains vigilant against these IPR-infringing goods, we also encourage the public against purchasing or supporting these goods,” he added.#