125% of fake goods confiscated at EU borders

125% of fake goods confiscated at EU borders

2009/7/22

European authorities have twice their system for the fake items which are illegally transported to 27 strong blocs towards its external boundaries of the last year like the CDs, Cigarettes as well as clothes generally from the China.

As per the statistics published on Thursday 9th of July by the European Commission the goods are being confiscated with the help of the industries by the national customs officers.

In 2007, an amount of 79 million was seized in comparison to 2008 where it was 178 million. There was 13% excess amount of products that are registered with the violation of IPr i.e. above 49,000 over 43,000 in 2007. The Europeans itself have managed to case file applications of near about 13, 000 and therefore appealed the customs officers for more inventions which is also insisting 80% of all the enquiries.

Generally same kinds of products are being confiscated from the past years like the CDs and DVDs of 79 millions and 44% of all the products. This is followed by clothing of 10% and cigarettes of 23%.

But in the mean time the highest items of IPR infringement were mainly the toys i.e. to 136%, electrical equipment of 58%, medicines of 57% and finally the personal care product of 42%. The European Commission declared that the infringe goods are mainly harmful for the European consumers.

But the amount of forged medicines mainly comes from India. Indonesia is highly known for illegal drink and food while United Arab Emirates is famous for forged cigarettes.

                                                                                                    Source: EUobserver




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