CBP Seizes 1300 Lbs of Chinese Goods With ‘Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza’ Risk

Customs and Border Protection seized nearly 1,300 pounds of pastries containing egg products that “pose a high risk to American agriculture” and health entering the country via China. According to Cincinnati Customs and Border Protection, the egg products inside the pastries “pose a high risk to American agriculture” and contain diseases such as Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Virulent Newcastle Disease: “Mooncakes, which are traditionally given to family members and business associates during this holiday, are sweet pastries filled with lotus seed or bean paste and salted duck egg yolks. These pastries are highly valued and can cost hundreds of

Trump Admin Seizes Thousands Of Illicit Goods Entering U.S. From China

Operation Mega Flex, a Customs and Border Protection initiative aimed at”protecting U.S. businesses and consumers from unfair Chinese trade practices,” has yielded more than 4,200 seizures of illicit goods and 2,400 agriculture violations over the past 15 months. According to Customs and Border Protection: The seizures included counterfeit goods, illegal narcotics, fake identity documents, prohibited plant and animal products, and other items that threaten the health and safety of consumers, undermine the competitiveness of U.S. businesses, and put U.S. agriculture and the environment at risk. Operation Mega Flex is a CBP-led, interagency effort that was initiated in July 2019 to

US Sugar Company Fined For Using Chinese Prison Labor

An American company that imports food sweeteners such as stevia was fined nearly $600,000 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for using forced labour from Chinese prisons. According to the South China Morning Post: The United States has hailed a milestone in its drive to ban the imports of products made by forced labour, after fining a company it judged to have used Chinese prisoners to make food sweetener. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said on Thursday it had collected US$575,000 from Pure Circle USA following a civil action, the first such penalty issued since the passage of the

20,000 Fake IDs Seized In Chicago, Majority Smuggled in From China

Nearly 20,000 counterfeit IDs have been seized by U.S. officials in just six months, with the majority of shipments coming from China. And these boons for criminal activity are being funneled into the notoriously violent Chicago, ostensibly worsening the city’s chart-topping crime rates. Chicago O’Hare International Airport continues to be a hotbed for the transport of illicit IDs, which can be linked to serious crimes such as  “human smuggling and human trafficking” and “used by those individuals associated with terrorism to minimize scrutiny from travel screening measures” per the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) report. In full, the CBP press