Trends in Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

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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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Information on the magnitude, scope and trends of counterfeit and pirated trade is critical for understanding the nature of the problems being faced and how the situation is evolving. Information is also essential for designing and implementing effective policies and measures to combat illicit operations. One of the principal objectives of this report is to employ the existing methodologies to further the measurement of the magnitude of counterfeit trade, both overall and in specific sectors.


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