Commerce illicite


Global Trade in Fakes

A Worrying Threat

This report quantifies the magnitude, value, scope and trends of global trade in counterfeit and pirated goods, also known as fakes. Using a unique enforcement dataset and tailored methodology, it estimates the overall scale of this threat and outlines which industries are particularly at risk. It also gauges the main economies of origin of fakes in global trade, and the key directions of trade flows. Finally, it analyses recent trends in terms of modes of shipment and the evolution of trade routes.

Published on June 22, 2021

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Executive Summary
The trade in fakes: Setting the scene
Updating the picture
The trade in fakes: A first glance
The trade in fakes: The current picture
The European Union case study
The trade in counterfeits during the pandemic
Concluding remarks
Annexes2 chapters available
Methodological notes
Additional tables
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