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