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Misuse of E-Commerce for Trade in Counterfeits

Networks of illicit trade in counterfeits use many modern solutions, including e-commerce, a tool that offers numerous advantages for consumers and businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated both illicit trade and its misuse of the online environment. This report uses a tailored, statistical methodology to assess the misuse of e-commerce for trade in counterfeit goods. It also presents key government actions and industry initiatives to counter this risk.

Published on October 25, 2021

In series:Illicit Tradeview more titles

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface
Foreword
Executive Summary
Introduction
E-commerce: The economic landscape
The trade in fakes: A first glance
Trade in fakes and e-commerce: Focus on the EU
Governance frameworks
Concluding remarks
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