Nearly 20,000 IPR Protection Actions Taken by Chinese Customs in 2016

July 13, 2017

In 2016, Chinese Customs had implemented 19,500 intellectural property protection actions, seizing over 42 million inbound and outbound goods suspect of IPR infringement.


According to Deputy Director General of Customs, Zou Zhiyu, goods seizured by the customs last year was mostly suspect of trademark infringement, taking 98.56% of the total number. Inspection of freighting and postage are the main channels for seizing suspected infringing goods.