role of Trading Standards in the combating of product counterfeiting. by Katherine M. Pumphrey

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Product counterfeiting has grown in scope, scale and complexity in the last two decades, and now affects almost every area of manufacturing and retailing. the diversity of these problems means that the enforcement of trading standards has become a complex business. Drawing on interviews with trading standards officers and others, the Cited by: 7.

Although most trading standards law is intended to protect consumers, breaches of trading standards law put honest, reputable, compliant businesses at a disadvantage. In addition, trading standards services enforce legislation that protects businesses (such as the Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulationscovered in the.

bargains knowingly buy counterfeit and pirated products. The policies and measures to combat counterfeiting and piracy in the two markets differ; it is therefore important to know how much of a threat each poses when considering product-specific Size: KB.

ISO deliverables useful for market surveillance and combating counterfeit include A guide to good practice – Principles and practices in product regulation and market surveillance, which assists regulators and market surveillance authorities, as well as the ISO/CASCO toolbox of standards and guides for inspection (ISO/IEC ), testing (ISO.

During recent years it has been the Institute of Trading Standards Administration which has been most closely involved in highlighting the problems of product counterfeiting. COUNTERFEITING AND THE TRADE DESCRIPTIONS ACT This has been the principal weapon available to local authorities in maintaining product : Robert V.

Wright. Opening the seventh Global Congress to Combat Counterfeiting and Piracy, in Aprilthe Turkish Prime Minister emphasised the role of counterfeit profits in the funding of international terrorism. The Counterfeits Goods Act 1 is designed to give effect to processes for combatting the trade in counterfeit goods.

Administered by the. Border Force, Police and Trading Standards and supported their operational needs and policy objectives.

As a result, ACG was invited to join the new National Economic Crime Strategy Board and to work with HMRC to deliver a joint plan to ensure easier working practices at borders. Our Anti-Illicit Trade and Counterfeiting workshop brought. While the quantitative estimates of product counterfeiting are elusive (Spink and Fejes, ), there is a general agreement that it is nearly 7 percent of world trade or over $ billion (CIB,CIB, ).Furthermore, only % of the counterfeit products would be considered luxury goods (Phillips, ).Lost tax revenues can also be astronomical.

After all, consumers are the backbone of any retailer and can play a significant role in combating counterfeit items by reporting any suspicious information back to the business. Selling fake or counterfeit products is one aspect of illicit trade, as is selling genuine goods on the black market to avoid paying taxes.

By avoiding regulatory controls, the criminals behind these activities peddle dangerous and illicit goods with a complete disregard for the health and safety of consumers.

Highly Commended: Dorset Council Trading Standards Dorset Council Trading Standards began an investigation in which ballooned into a full-scale counterfeit, fraud and money laundering operation. It lasted for three years and eventually in produced in a successful outcome.

Counterfeiting is one of the biggest threats facing brand owners, threatening profits, corporate reputation and, potentially, customer safety and loyalty.

However, creating a resilient anti-counterfeiting strategy can be challenging given the global nature of the crime, as well as local nuances which come into play in different jurisdictions. COUNTERFEITING AND PIRACY TOKYO LTC HARMS. Introduction TRIPS: Counterfeiting and piracy must be –on a “commercial scale” and –willfully Higher standards optional.

COUNTERFEITING. Counterfeiting and trademark infringement •Counterfeiting concerned with primary •Varies by product and market. •May be small or large. opment and deployment of Global standards, services and solutions to combat counterfeiting.

Solutions to counteract the growing counterfeit problem need to be global in nature. This is where GS1 comes in and provides real and immediate answers to this growing problem. GS1 is the only global not-for-profi t organisation assigned.

Organization, sale of counterfeit products represents about 7% of world trade. International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) reports that counterfeit products trade has increased from $ billion in to approximately $ billion today. SAFETY-CRITICAL APPLICATIONS. Trading Standards officers respond to reports of counterfeit goods being sold in markets, fairs, venues and other outlets.

Provided that they have sufficient evidence, they may obtain warrants to seize the counterfeit goods and, where appropriate, follow this up with a. Book online or call Anti-counterfeiting Counterfeiting inspections and investigations. We carry out targeted inspections to combat counterfeiting and will investigate any information provided by businesses and members of the public.

If you sell fakes, you're at risk of losing: Trading Standards. Contact us Address. 3rd Floor Hub 1 PO. seizure of thousands of counterfeit goods. > Greater Manchester police and trading Standards were supported by ACG, through its coordination role, in a number of actions targeting the wholesale supply of counterfeit goods in the area.

This led to the seizure of a huge range of counterfeit and potentially unsafe products and was a positive. The National Trading Standards Board is a group of senior and experienced local government heads of trading standards, representing all trading standards services across England and Wales.

The Board has been set up by the Government as part of changes to the consumer protection landscape and an enhanced role for trading standards. eteering are similarly associated with organized crime’s role in counterfeiting. Shopkeepers for instance have been forced to sell counterfeit products in amongst their legitimate stock Fraud, tax, customs evasion and the breaking of civil and administrative laws The Illicit traffi cking of counterfeit goods negatively impacts Gov.

To combat the trade in counterfeit (fake) goods the legislature in counterfeit products and retailers have lost trade to the counterfeiters. Halton Trading Standards Role The Service takes a proactive and reactive role in the enforcement of counterfeit/illicit goods across the Borough.

National Trading Standards Regional Investigations Team seize thousands of counterfeit and unsafe goods. Posted 22/01/ A joint operation between the National Trading Standards Regional Investigations Team Central England, Birmingham Trading Standards, West Midlands Police and partners including the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG), the National Markets Group (NMG) and.

18th January • Posted in News Articles. A joint operation between the National Trading Standards Regional Investigations Team Central England, Birmingham Trading Standards, West Midlands Police and partners including the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG), the National Markets Group (NMG) and brand representatives, has resulted in the seizure of £ million worth of counterfeit and.

Book An Ad Digital Editions goods off the streets of Powys is an important role of our Trading Standards Service. Trading Standards Service in turning counterfeit products. Anti-Counterfeiting Labeling Tactics A review of anti-counterfeiting labeling measures published in government publications, trade magazines, and newspapers reveals several different types of technology that have been developed to distinguish between the "real" and "fake" products Inthe first case of check forgery accomplished with.

Similarly, there is a risk to the health and safety of consumers. Products are manufactured without being controlled by relevant authorities and do not always meet quality standards.

Counterfeit medicines are an eloquent example of this lack of oversight. Counterfeiting and piracy have an especially negative impact on innovation and investment.

National Trading Standards Board (NTSB) The NTSB is a group of senior and experienced local government heads of Trading Standards, representing all regions across England and Wales. The Board has been set up by the Government as part of changes to the consumer protection landscape and an enhanced role for Trading Standards.

Concerningly for UK consumers and brands, Brexit may pose a risk to anti-counterfeiting efforts. In a no-deal scenario, the UK will lose access to EU-wide criminal databases [1] used by police and trading standards to coordinate offline anti-counterfeiting action.

of action against counterfeiting. Invest in preventative inspection work and consumer education. Introduce minimum standards across all services. Reappraise what is the role of a modern trading standards function, tackling and updating ‘old models’.

20. Product counterfeiting and adulteration pose a major threat in a number of industries with the effects ranging from inconvenience and frustration to illness and death. High-end electronics, pharmaceutical, luxury apparel, and automotive and aerospace companies are plagued by counterfeit products due to short supply and higher profit margin.

Above all else, the business model is powered by the sheer ease with which counterfeits can be marketed. The emergence of special economic zones plays an important role here, too.

As late asthere were 80 of them in 30 states, now there are 3, With their lax inspections, they offer a paradise for the handling of counterfeit products. more focused on the need to stop counterfeit products flowing across their borders in order to protect inbound investment. In the Mexican customs authorities were awarded the Yolanda Benitez Trophy in recognition of their efforts to combat counterfeiting.

Uhthoff, Gomez Vega. ACG have continued to establish ourselves as a national and international hub for a network of bodies engaged combating the escalating threat of counterfeiting Phil Lewis, Director General of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG), has warned that no single organisation can beat counterfeiting on its own and says Brexit is going to challenge cross.

The Counterfeit Goods Act 37/ aims specifically to combat the trade in counterfeit goods. The act was implemented in conjunction with amendments to the Merchandise Marks Act 17/, which had hitherto been the principal weapon used to deal with counterfeit goods.

The Role of the Intelligence Coordinator Faced with numerous calls for evidence from both Government and enforcement agencies regarding the true scale and impact of product counterfeiting and its links to organised crime, ACG members are regularly challenged to provide timely and accurate intelligence products in a coherent and coordinated manner.

This includes enforcing fair trading rules, combating illegal trading, monitoring product safety and ensuring the legal sale of age-restricted products.

It also offers business advice on trading standards legislation, carries out intelligence-led inspections and investigates consumer complaints that may reveal criminal offences under fair. 'Electric dragon' Despite the efforts of Chinese trading standards authorities supporting anti-counterfeiting initiatives, China is still a problem area.

95% of counterfeit products that potentially could kill are made there. China must deal more effectively with the culture, which creates the counterfeit. counterfeit. • Combating the Impact of Product Counterfeiting • Defining the Public Health Threat of Food Fraud • The Challenge of Intellectual Property Enforcement for Agriculture Analysis of Food Fraud and Economically Motivated Adulteration Incidents • Defining Food Fraud and the Chemistry of the Crime.

Organisations combating IP counterfeiting: Trading Standards. employed in the public sector and are responsible for protecting consumers and businesses from illicit business and trading practices. The role can be split into three broad categories investigative, enforcement and education.

In Canada, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act was crafted to help manufacturers stop counterfeit products at the border. This legislation is new, and regulations supporting it are currently under development.

Working actively with trusted suppliers and customers throughout the value chain can significantly reduce the likelihood of. "Trading Standards also carry out work to combat the sale of illicit tobacco products in London, which are often counterfeit and do not meet safety standards in relation to self extinguishing.

An obvious concern is that criminals will simply ignore the new packaging legislation and continue to make tobacco products available at pocket money.False advertising is the use of false, misleading, or unproven information to advertise products to advertising frequently does not disclose its source.

One form of false advertising is to claim that a product has a health benefit or contains vitamins or minerals that it in fact does not. Many governments use regulations to control false advertising. Depending on the product type, there are different standards of quality assurance and different implications.

For example, with healthcare, food and cosmetic products, counterfeiting not only causes consumer dissatisfaction, but can also pose serious health issues – not the kind of press coverage these types of brands are looking for.

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