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.

23 Mar 2021 103 pages English

https://doi.org/10.1787/1f010fc9-en 9789264595279 (EPUB) 9789264573871 (PDF) 9789264763906 (HTML)

Authors: OECD