Recently, the US Customs seized a batch of illegal e-cigarettes worth about $600,000, and about 19,000 e-cigarettes at Atlanta Airport.
The customs stated that the pre-installed e-cigarette pens of this batch are intended for black market sales rather than brand owners with legal licenses.
In most cases, the customs will seize e-cigarette devices without legal documents or without approval, but there are different situations in the seized products this time.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection noticed that two cartoon portraits were printed on this batch of e-cigarette devices. After contacting the company that holds the portrait copyright and confirming that it did not authorize this batch of e-cigarettes to legally use the portraits, officials The goods were confiscated.
In fact, the authorities have already begun cracking down on the black market and third-party illegal e-cigarette sales.
Flavored e-cigarette products are also being restricted or banned, especially relevant data shows that a large number of young people are using such products.
The customs seizure of illegal e-cigarettes is not only to protect intellectual property rights, but potentially harmful products will also be seized. Even e-cigarettes produced in countries other than the United States must strictly follow the federal guidelines set by the FDA once they enter the United States. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to enter the country for sale.