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OECD-EUIPO Study on Dangerous Fakes Trade in Counterfeit Goods
OECD and EUIPO have just released a joint study presenting detailed information on the value of illicit trade in fake goods that can pose health risks (e.g. fake pharmaceuticals or food products), safety risks (e.g. counterfeit automotive spare parts, fake batteries) and environmental risks (e.g. fake chemicals or pesticides).

The report analyses data from customs seizures and other enforcement data and looks at how dangerous counterfeits can end up in the hands of consumers.

Among the findings, online sales represent 60 % of seizures of dangerous products destined to the EU, while China and Hong Kong account for 75 % of dangerous fakes seized. Also, COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated existing trends and authorities reported a sharp increase in seizures of fake medicines, test kits and personal protective equipment as well as other medical products.

To read the full study please click here.
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