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Is it legal to import counterfeits from China to USA?

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  1. zionbar

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    I mean will US customs allow it or stop it ?

    I know there is a way because people are doing it, how does it work ?

    Lets say I want to import a box of fake rolexes from China... for the sake of the example

    thanks for your help guys
     
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    No it is not legal. You can't discuss illegal methods on BHW.

    But it doesn't take a brain surgeon to work it out.

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  3. BassTrackerBoats

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    You may want to read this, OP:

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    http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/what-counterfeiting.html
    In short, the answer is no, but this is worth reading beyond the short answer.
     
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    Yeah its illegal(not allowed). My friend used to buy counterfeit items from Alibaba and sell them here in the states for a hefty profit. With that being said he stopped after a couple of shipments because I made him paranoid haha. Sometimes they will get through customs sometimes they get sent back and the seller will resend it again.
     
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    @BassTrackerBoats thats a great source bro, thanks !

    Bottom line is people are selling these kind of items not even online ( I know someone who makes a crap load of money doing it on craigslist locally), he's killing it...
    I wonder how it passes the customs ...

    And I guess I wrote the question wrong, I meant how come its illegal and the US customs are still letting it happen, because I see people are doing it and making a crap load of money
     
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    VERY illegal
     
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    People describe illegal activities on this forum a lot. Impersonations, sharing copyrighted material, evading IRS, selling accounts, etc...
     
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    Things get by customs. They are not letting it happen for sure.

    I personally would be looking at making a crap load of money another way as that can really get you in some trouble should you get caught.

    https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-illinois-women-sentenced-selling-counterfeit-goods
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...man-Amit-Sharma-34-weeps-hes-sent-prison.html
    http://www.startribune.com/selling-of-knockoff-jerseys-leads-to-felony-charges/111970084/

    Just a couple of examples of people that did well for a while.
     
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    @zionbar Think about how many shipments are coming into the US ports everyday. Not everything will get stopped. Just like how some narcotics get through some don't.
     
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