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Misuse of Small Parcels for Trade in Counterfeit Goods

Facts and Trends

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This study examines the potential for the misuse of small parcels for trade in counterfeit and pirated goods. It presents the legal and economic contexts of the operation of express and postal services. It also looks at the available data on volumes of small consignments, via postal and courier streams, in the context of seizures of counterfeit and pirated goods. Furthermore it analyses the links between the observed dynamics in markets for small parcels and the available information on misuse of this service by traffickers in counterfeit and pirated goods.

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Foreword

Illicit trade in fake goods damages economic growth; fuels corruption; and can undermine sound public governance.

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