Administration Warns of Dangerous Chinese Contraband

Acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection says these goods “defraud, harm, or even kill.”

Last week Mark Morgan, Acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Peter Navarro, Assistant to the President for Trade and Manufacturing Policy wrote about Operation Mega Flex, the CBP initiative that began over a year ago to stem the overwhelming flood of counterfeit goods coming into the United States from China. The operation has been carried out under the president’s executive order “Ensuring Safe & Lawful E-Commerce for U.S. Consumers, Businesses, Government Supply Chains, and Intellectual Property Rights.”

They report that roughly 700,000 small Made-in-China parcels come into the U.S. Postal Service ports of entry, as well as facilities managed by other private package carriers, every day. Platforms such as Alibaba, Amazon, and eBay have been used for the distribution of Chinese-made contraband, a third of which are knockoffs of well-known brands ranging from accessories to medications. They warned that drugs coming in from China could potentially kill consumers. Other items of concern are faked U.S. documents and IDs as well as dangerous agricultural goods.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Customs and Border Protection agents as they seek to protect the American public from harmful contraband.
  • For U.S. citizens to have discernment in their consumption of goods from China.
  • For the president’s administration as they try to protect U.S. commerce against counterfeit products and deadly substances. 

Sources: CNBC, Fox Business


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