Caution about taking fake items through airport


10-05-2005, 06:19 PM

malapit na po mag x-mas and marami po satin sa TF ang balak umuwi sa PI…of course, when we travel we wanna shop di ba? a friend of mine sent me this…

Travel Advisory from American Embassy Manila

Please share this with your friends and relatives. Customs officials
also looking into fake bags like Louis Vitton, Coach, etc. Please be
informed of the recent travel advisory to the United States.

I thank Tarde for this piece of information. However, not only pirated
VCD/DVD are on the hot list. Please be informed that the American
Association of Publishers (AAP) has also alerted the American customs
officers to check out for pirated books. This information was given to
Patricia Judd of the AAP.

Please warn all nursing graduates who plans to take the NCLEX and CGF
in the states not to bring in these pirated books because there will be
penalty of automatic deportation as violation of intellectual property

If you know anyone going from the Philippines and coming back to the
with “pasalubong and padalas”, please read this important enclosed
from the American Embassy in Manila. Please share with your friends.

Just a friendly reminder: if you have plans of going to the U.S.,please
precautionary measures on all “padalas” especially those containing
fake/pirated compact discs/DVDs. US Embassy employees have been given
advisory that “as US Gov’t employees, we should abide by the U.S. laws,
including Intellectual Property Rights (anti-piracy) laws. As an
incentive,the Consular Section recently received a report that the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) searched the bag of a Filipino
entering the U.S. on NW 72 in Detroit. During the search, 70-80 compact
discs,30-40 empty DVD jackets and 10-20 DVDs were found. Since the
were not American Citizens, their visas were canceled and they returned
the Philippines. If they had been Americans, they could have been
arrest and criminal prosecution in addition to civil fines and

Please remember even ONE pirated item can jeopardize your trip. Also,
fingerprinting system has successfully been instituted in all port of
entries. I suggest you bring extra identification cards in addition to
passport to faciliate your entry in the US Immigration. I hope this is
helpful to you.

baka po mabitbit natin ang mga"its a fake" na pinagtitinda sa PI going 2 USof A…beware po:wave:


10-06-2005, 12:11 AM

This advisory was released last year. Ok lang naman magdala ng pirated discs basta wag naman yung madami, yung tipong magbebenta ka… About 3-5 pcs will do. Hindi ka na sisitahin nun. Tanggalin mo sa case and put in a CD jacket. Fake bags like LV,coach,fendi etc. pwede din basta wag madami. For personal use lang, 'bout 1-2 pcs… Ang ayaw lang naman nila is yung pambenta… Anyway, i’d rather that you dont risk it. Maski 1 fake dvd lang yan, the law is the law. Pano kung ikaw ang na-random inspection at nakita? Wala kang laban. Would you risk being deported for a P50 fake dvd? I guess not. :slight_smile: