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New Trade Enforcement Agency to Target China?

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Washington—Following up his comments during his State of the Union address to Congress in January, President Obama signed Tuesday an executive order creating the International Trade Enforcement Center (ITEC) which will help ensure “a level playing field” for U.S. businesses. “Robust monitoring and enforcement of U.S. rights under international trade …

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Australian Police Seize $1 Million in Counterfeit Handbags, Footwear

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Sydney, Australia—Australian police and officers from the Trademark Investigation Services seized Sunday more than $1 million worth of counterfeit designer handbags for sale at Parklea Markets, a popular flea market destination here. The confiscated merchandise included more than 500 handbags bearing brand names such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Burberry, …