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Cincinnati CBP Breaks Records in Fiscal Year 2021

U.S. Immigration and Border Protection

CINCINNATI–- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agriculture specialists in Cincinnati stopped record-breaking numbers of illegal shipments from entering the country in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. From October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021, Cincinnati seized 6,738 shipments, ranking the port in fifth-place for seizures among all 328 CBP ports of entry nationwide. Additionally, Cincinnati agriculture specialists issued 7,240 Emergency Action Notifications (EANs), the highest number of agriculture seizures ever recorded at the port.

Cincinnati officers seized 2,111 shipments containing counterfeit documents, currency, and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) violations, with a total estimated Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of more than $149 million. The top three categories for MSRP were jewelry ($58.5 million), watches ($46.2 million), and electronics ($27.7 million). In addition to thousands of seizures, 5,177 shipments valued at $246.3 million were referred into the IPR abandonment process, a program that saved taxpayers more than $49 million.


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