(Yicai Global) Nov. 10 -- China's General Administration of Customs (GAC) said that in August Guangzhou Customs District (Guangzhou Customs) successfully tracked down 127 infringing parcels being exported to the US and supported police in jointly shutting down seven production, sales, warehousing and transportation dens, taking 36 criminal suspects into detention and seizing goods with a total value of more than USD3 million (CNY20 million).
China Customs and US Customs jointly launched law enforcement actions targeting intellectual property rights (IPR) in April and August this year, with more than 1,560 cases of infringing goods exported to the US detected, People's Daily Overseas Edition reported Nov. 8.
From 2013 until now, China Customs and US Customs have conducted joint law enforcement actions on six occasions, during which both parties have maintained a close relationship and China Customs has shared relevant information with the latter as soon as possible to help it successfully catch suspects in the US.
China Customs has signed cooperative memoranda on IPR law enforcement with the customs of the US, the EU, Russia, Japan and South Korea, and actively participates in global governance and IPR affairs involved in the multilateral cooperation frameworks signed with the World Customs Organization (WCO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO) and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). It has also inked a cooperation memorandum with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the International Trademark Association (INTA), among others, with more than 4,000 international enterprises filed with the customs protection of IPR at GAC.
Thus far, many international organizations -- including the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC), ICPO -- have spoken highly of the efficient law enforcement of China Customs and multinational corporations investing in China laud it as 'the most efficient law enforcement agency in IPR.'