On Friday, January 31, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order aimed at curtailing inflows of counterfeit goods into the U.S. through online sales. The executive order states that "[e]-commerce . . . is being exploited by traffickers to introduce contraband into the United States, and by foreign exporters and United States importers to avoid applicable customs duties, taxes, and fees." It further states that "the policy of the United States Government [is] to protect consumers, intellectual property rights holders, businesses, and workers from counterfeit goods, narcotics . . . and other contraband now being introduced into the United States as a result of the recent growth in e-commerce." The order establishes a new importer of record program in its section 2 that includes criteria ensuring that "any person debarred or suspended by CBP for lack of present responsibility for reasons related to importation or trade shall be ineligible to obtain an importer of record number for the duration of such person’s suspension or debarment by CBP." It also directs the U.S. Postal Service to "make all reasonable efforts to include provisions regarding any criteria for participating in the importer of record program established [in the order] in any new contractual instruments it executes with international posts." The executive order also include provisions on establishing compliance scores for international posts and the publication of information relating to violations.