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Private sector assistance in enforcement of intellectual property rights

CBP proposed rules in United States

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today, along with the U.S. Treasury Department, released for publication in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the CBP regulations relating to the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

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The proposed regulations [PDF 248 KB] would specifically implement a provision of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 that directs CBP to prescribe regulatory procedures to enable CBP to receive donations of technologies, training, and other support services for the purpose of assisting CBP in detecting and identifying imports that infringe intellectual property rights. 

As noted in the preamble, much of the expertise in this area lies within the private sector, and companies that are most knowledgeable about their products and can provide valuable training to CBP on detection.

 

For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:

Douglas Zuvich | +1 (312) 665-1022 | dzuvich@kpmg.com

Andrew Siciliano | +1 (631) 425-6057 | asiciliano@kpmg.com

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