You might lose your NEXUS Card if you import counterfeit goods

Jul 26 12:07 2019 Print This Article

Be careful what you purchase online on sites such as eBay, Kijiji, Craigslist, etc.  If the goods that are shipped to you by a vendor outside North America are counterfeit, you may receive a letter from Customs and Border Protection (“USCBP) or the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) notifying you that your NEXUS membership has been cancelled.

Both the United States and Canada have programs whereby a rights holder may inform the border agency that counterfeit goods are entering the country and to keep a look-out for the goods and seize the goods.  So, both border agencies have long lists of clothing (Nike shoes), accessories (e.g., Louis Vuitton purses, Ray-Ban sunglasses), electronics (Sony LED televisions) and accessories (Apple chargers and ear buds), music CDs, videos, auto parts, etc.

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