Date : 12/12/2018 – Source : Office de l’Union européenne pour la propriété intellectuelle (EUIPO) et l’Organisation de Coopération et de Développement Économiques (OCDE) – Lien
A new report reveals that more than six out of ten customs seizures of counterfeit or pirated goods are of small parcels sent through postal or courier services.
The research, carried out by the EUIPO and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), shows that although large container shipments account for the biggest amount of counterfeit traffic by volume and value, customs authorities are increasingly seizing small parcel shipments of counterfeit and pirated goods.
The report shows that these small shipments tend to be in packages of 10 items or less, and that virtually all industry sectors are affected by small shipments, albeit to different degrees.
The full report is available here.