Governance Frameworks to Counter Illicit Trade

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This report examines governance frameworks to counter illicit trade. It looks at the adequacy and effectiveness of sanctions and penalties applicable, the steps parties engaged in illicit trade take to lower the risk of detection - for example through small shipments - and the use of free trade zones as hubs for managing trade in illicit products. It also identifies gaps in enforcement that may need to be addressed. The report provides an overview of selected enforcement issues in BRICS economies (Brazil, China, India, the Russian Federation and South Africa).



Governance frameworks for combatting counterfeiting in India

This chapter looks at policy developments and governance issues, reviewing the effectiveness of the governance frameworks for IP related policies in India. It begins with presentation of a factual, quantitative overview of the situation in India of trade in counterfeit goods. This is followed by a review of the governance frameworks for IP enforcement and institutional capacities in India, with sections on legal and institutional setting, policies and programmes to enhance IP protection, IP enforcement and outcomes, and reviews of relevant, IP-related programmes.


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