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  • 22-June-2021

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    Global Trade in Fakes - A Worrying Threat

    This report quantifies the magnitude, value, scope and trends of global trade in counterfeit and pirated goods, also known as fakes. Using a unique enforcement dataset and tailored methodology, it estimates the overall scale of this threat and outlines which industries are particularly at risk. It also gauges the main economies of origin of fakes in global trade, and the key directions of trade flows. Finally, it analyses recent trends in terms of modes of shipment and the evolution of trade routes.
  • 23-March-2021

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    Counterfeiting, Piracy and the Swiss Economy

    The Swiss economy is innovative and knowledge-intensive. Consequently, it relies heavily on intellectual property rights. Swiss industries are also export-oriented and solidly integrated in the global economy. At the same time, the threats of counterfeiting and piracy are growing, and Swiss industries are vulnerable. This report measures the direct economic effects of counterfeiting on Swiss industry and the Swiss government. It estimates the impact of the global trade in fake products that pose as 'Swiss made' in terms of lost jobs, forgone profits and lower tax revenues.
  • 5-March-2021

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    Ninth TF-CIT Meeting: Countering Illicit Trade for a Strong Recovery

    The 9th meeting will discuss the existing evidence on the challenging landscape of illicit trade during the Pandemic. It will also discuss strategies and concrete actions to address the challenges of illicit trade during the recovery process.

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  • 22-February-2021

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    Misuse of Containerized Maritime Shipping in the Global Trade of Counterfeits

    The report provides empirical evidence about the misuse of container ships in international trade in counterfeits. It also suggests the main routes of trade with containers polluted with illicit trade. Finally, the report also outlines the economic landscape for containerized maritime transport and investigates policy gaps that enable its misuse by criminals in illicit trade.
  • 12-January-2021

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    Webinar series: Illicit trade at the time of the pandemic

    The OECD is holding a series of webinars to revisit our analytical framework on trust, and exchange knowledge on relevant policies and practices, by involving policy makers, civil servants, non governmental organizations, private sector, researchers and data providers.

  • 21-April-2020

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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the global trade in fake pharmaceuticals

    The COVID-19 crisis has heightened the dangers posed by the global trade in counterfeit pharmaceutical products. Serious health and safety issues arise when people order fake medicines online; counterfeit medicines are often not properly formulated and may contain dangerous ingredients.

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  • 23-March-2020

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    Trade in Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Products

    This report, one in a series of studies by the OECD and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), enhances understanding of the issues and challenges facing governments, businesses and society posed by the trade in fake pharmaceutical products. Illicit markets for fake pharmaceuticals are attractive for counterfeiters, given the high profit margins, low risks of detection and prosecution, weak penalties, and the ease with which consumers can be deceived into believing that the counterfeit products are genuine. Counterfeit medicines not only cause economic damage for the sector, but are also a significant threat to public health, since fake medicines are often not properly formulated and may contain dangerous ingredients. Fake pharmaceuticals include antibiotics, lifestyle treatments, pain killers, anti-malarial drugs, diabetes treatments and central nervous system medicines.
  • 29-November-2019

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    Trade in Counterfeit Products and the UK Economy - 2019 Update

    This study updates the results of the 2017 OECD report Fake Goods, Real Losses. Trade in Counterfeit Products and the UK Economy. It assesses the magnitude and scale of counterfeit trade in the UK context and provides quantitative assessment of its direct, economic impacts through a methodology developed for the 2017 study.

  • 10-May-2019

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    Counterfeiting and Piracy and the Swedish Economy - Making Sure "Made in Sweden" Always Is

    The Swedish economy is innovative and rich in intellectual property (IP), with nearly every industry either producing or using IP. Swedish innovative industries are also export-dependent and very deeply integrated in the global economy, through active participation in global value chains. At the same time, the threats of counterfeiting and piracy are growing – and Sweden is vulnerable. This report measures the direct economic effects of counterfeiting on Swedish industry, government and consumers. It examines both the impact of the imports of fake products to Sweden and – more importantly – the impact of the global trade in fake products that infringe on the IP rights of Swedish innovative companies.
  • 18-March-2019

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    Trends in Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

    This study examines the value, scope and trends of trade in counterfeit and pirated goods. First, it presents the overall scale of this trade and discusses which parts of the economy are particularly at risk. Next, it looks at the main economies of origin of fakes in global trade. Finally, it analyses recent trends in terms of changing modes of shipment and the evolution of trade flows.
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