Takeaway: Trump’s executive order implements further protections to ensure enforcement of intellectual property rights and to combat the importation of counterfeit goods.

Just this month, President Trump signed an executive order to target counterfeit sellers of goods to reduce the number of counterfeit goods entering the United States. The executive order allows the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to take “appropriate measures” to ensure e-commerce platforms are not exchanging counterfeit goods. It will also aid in the identification of e-commerce companies selling a large volume of counterfeit goods and will flag these companies and subject them to intense scrutiny.

The U.S. Postal Service will also aid DHS and Customs and Border Patrol in implementing the new rules established by the order to provide more protection of intellectual property rights and further enforcement of these rights.