By  on December 22, 2011

WASHINGTON — Alan Bersin, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which conducts seizures of counterfeit apparel and accessories entering U.S. ports and oversees container programs affecting apparel importers, announced Thursday he will resign on Dec. 30.

President Obama issued a recess appointment for Bersin in March 2010 after the Senate failed to confirm him because of Republican opposition. The recess appointment term expires on Dec. 31.

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