The United States Customs and Border Protection announced that it seized 1.500 counterfeit Hermes handbags in February 2013 at the Los Angeles – Long Beach port complex. The two shipments that were violating the trademark of Hermes were originally shipped from China.
The Los Angeles – Long Beach Port is a major entry point of fake goods entering the Untied States from Asia. According to the Associated Press, seizures have included 20,000 pairs of counterfeit Christian Louboutin shoes and roughly 79,000 counterfeit sunglasses with logos similar to Armani, Coach and Gucci.
Source: AP, “1,500 counterfeit Hermes handbags seized at California ports,” Washington Post, March 5, 2013.