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Upholding Fairness in Global Trade

Upholding Fairness in Global Trade

Upholding Fairness in Global Trade

Investigating intellectual property crime, trade fraud, and export violations

HSI protects legitimate trade and commercial systems by investigating intellectual property crime, combating trade fraud and preventing the illicit proliferation of sensitive U.S. technology and weapons.

Through the HSI-led National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Coordination Center, HSI spearheads the U.S. government’s response to investigating and preventing intellectual property rights violations, digital piracy, illicit trade and customs fraud. These efforts protect U.S. industry, the U.S. consumer, and the safety of the American public from the adverse economic impact and health dangers posed from introducing counterfeit products into U.S. commerce.

The HSI counter-proliferation investigations program prevents the illicit procurement and export of sensitive U.S. technology and weapons and sanctions evasion by U.S. adversaries. HSI’s work in this area protects the U.S. warfighter, advances strategic defense interests and safeguards U.S. national security.

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Arms and Strategic Technology Proliferation

Arms and Strategic Technology Proliferation

Preventing illicit export & transfer of sensitive technology & defense articles

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Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property Rights

Protecting intellectual property and combating illicit trade practices

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Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPRC)

Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPRC)

Updated: 01/12/2021