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European Commission. (2012) Report on EU customs enforcement of intellectual property rights. Results at the EU border 2011. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

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Statistics published on 24 July 2012 by the European Commission show a continuous upward trend in the number of shipments suspected of violating intellectual property rights. In 2011, more than 91,000 detention cases were registered by Customs: an increase of 15% compared to 2010. This increase totally depends on air, express and postal traffic, as a result of the growth of the e-commerce market. As far as the 114 million detained articles are concerned, the value of the equivalent genuine products is estimated to be over 1.2 billion euro.

Medicines are at the top of the list of detained articles (24%), followed by packaging materials and cigarettes. Products for daily use (i.e. body care articles, medicines, toys, electrical household goods) accounted for 28,6% of the total number of detained articles, posing justified concerns over the potential risks for public health and safety.


Date:July 2012
Pages:32 p.
Publisher:Publications Office of the European Union
Corporate Creators:European Commission
Place of Publication:Luxembourg
ISBN:978-92-79-25362-1
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic aspects of substance use (cost / pricing)
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking) > Tobacco smoke (cigarette law / policy)
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance related offence > Drug offence > Illegal transportation of drugs (smuggling / trafficking)
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance related offence > Tobacco offence
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Substance by legal status > Prescription drug (medicine / medication)
VA Geographic area > Europe

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