U.S. Government Releases New Online Counterfeit Reporting System
August 11, 2008 § Leave a comment
U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of International Trade has developed a new online trade violation reporting system called e-Allegations where members of the public can confidentially report suspected counterfeits.
The new e-reporting system includes an anonymous online form via the CBP website, making it easy for consumers to notify authorities about possible trade violations.
Violations that may be reported online through e-Allegations include:
• misclassification of merchandise
• country of origin markings
• health and safety violations
• intellectual property rights violations
• textile or other trade violations.
Any pictures or documentation you may have to substantiate your counterfeiting claim can also be submitted once you receive an e-Allegation number. Click here for more information.
If you would like to submit a confidential tip to the government, please visit the CBP’s website.