Value of counterfeits seized: $14.8 million
Retail value: $126.3 million
Percentage of total seizures: 8%

Clothes, particularly popular jeans and sports jerseys, are among the most common counterfeit goods seized at U.S. ports, according to CBP's Randazzo.

Most fakes are manufactured in China and can very closely resemble the real brands also made there. But with a little sleuthing, it's clear that the knock-offs are not the same. Cost-cutting counterfeits will use cheaper substitutes on the fabric and zippers, which will likely wear out or break quickly. To spot a fake, check for details like the brand name on the buttons and lesser-quality stitching around the pockets and hems, Randazzo advised.

By Jessica Dickler @CNNMoney - Last updated February 09 2012: 3:15 PM ET
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