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View the U.S. Bearing Brand Protection Handbook put together by the 2016 ABMA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee. 

U.S. Customs Training

ABMA’s Customs Education Seminar has educated Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agents and Import Specialists, IPR Center Staff, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officials and Criminal Research Specialist about the issues surrounding counterfeit bearings leading to more effective enforcement at the borders and additional partnership opportunities. As a result of our efforts, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has seized counterfeit bearing products through numerous entry ports including one 2011 seizure with an estimated retail value of about $750,000 including fake versions of numerous premium brands. ABMA has trained annually at Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Customs Fraud Investigation Course in Georgia and the following Ports of Entry:

  • Port of Chicago, IL
  • Port of Cleveland, OH
  • Port of Charleston, SC
  • Port of Dallas, TX
  • Port of Houston, TX
  • Port of Laredo, TX
  • Port of Long Beach, CA
  • Port of Miami, FL
  • Port of Newark, NJ / JFK Airport
  • Port of Savannah, GA



Distributor Partnership

ABMA has also worked with the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) and the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) to engage distributors and OEMs in the fight against this important issue.

ABMA hosted a Fighting Counterfeits in the Bearing Supply Chain webinar on Tuesday, July 24. The webinar educated distributor partners at all levels of distribution on the realities of counterfeit bearings, their impact on the supply chain and what can be done to ensure that counterfeit bearings do not infiltrate the authorized bearing channels.


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