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Thousands of Toy Airplanes Seized at Canadian Border

These are among 36,000 toy airplanes seized at the International Falls Port of Entry for allegedly violating trademarks. These are among 36,000 toy airplanes seized at the International Falls Port of Entry for allegedly violating trademarks. |  Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

August 07, 2017 04:09 PM

Authorities at the International Falls Port of Entry have seized thousands of toy airplanes that allegedly violate trademarks.

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The 36,000 toys are models of Lockheed Martin F-16 and F-117 planes. However, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, trademark holders say neither the importer nor the manufacturer were licensed to display trademarks on the toys or manufacture the toys.

The toys were in a rail container destined for the Ranier Port of Entry. The CBP says they have a value of $575,000, based on the manufacturer's suggested retail price.

The agency says stopping the flow of illicit goods is one of its priority trade issues.


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