In the first half of 2018, China Customs detained totally more than 32,000 shipments of suspected IPR-infringing goods inbound and outbound, involving 7.1 million articles of goods. Therein, the goods infringing trademarks reached 6.9 million articles, accounting for 97.2% of the total quantity, involving more than 2,200 trademarks owned by domestic and foreign enterprises.
In the first half year, eastern coastal Customs Districts of Tianjin, Shanghai, Qingdao, Ningbo and Xiamen played the major role in cracking down on IPR infringement, but the inland Customs Districts of Shenyang, Zhengzhou, Wuhan and Changchun also posted rising data of IPR enforcement; along with the booming of cross-border e-commerce, China Customs seized more than 30,000 shipments of IPR-infringing goods contained in postal parcels and express couriers.
From March to June, China Customs and Russia Customs jointly conducted a special operation to target the commodities infringing the trademarks owned by FIFA and its sponsors. The two sides, by sharing IPR infringement information and strengthening bilateral enforcement cooperation, finally seized a total of more than 500,000 infringing articles.
According to Mr. Zhang Guangzhi, spokesman of the GACC, China Customs will take anti-infringement actions over key commodities, key ports, key routes and key countries or regions by strengthening risk analysis, adopting differentiated control measures and developing intelligent identification tools to achieve intelligent enforcement; additionally, GACC and other domestic government agencies will jointly intensify the punishment over law-breaking enterprises to substantially increase their law-breaking cost.
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