News from customs and authorities

Spectacular strike against wine counterfeiting

October 2020 edition | Authorities in Italy dismantle a counterfeiting operation that presumably imitated and sold Italian fine wines…

Southeast Asia increasingly in focus of international counterfeiting routes

September 2020 edition | More and more counterfeits from China are exported to Southeast Asia, as a recent analysis…

OLAF and AMERIPOL score seizures across continents

September 2020 edition | Officials of OLAF, AMERIPOL, and Latin American authorities have intercepted thousands of counterfeit healthcare products.…

Multi-million euro scam with automotive fakes uncovered

July 2020 edition | Italian investigators seize tens of thousands of fakes and stop a large-scale fraud involving counterfeit…

Study shows links between IP infringements and organized crime

June 2020 edition | A new report by Europol highlights the link between trademark infringements and other, serious crimes.…

Europol operation seizes a thousand tons of counterfeit pesticides

June 2020 edition | Confiscating more than 1,300 tons of fake pesticides, EU law enforcement agencies have once again…

German customs: Value of seized fakes further increased in 2019

May 2020 edition | Counterfeits worth about 225 million euros were seized by German customs in 2019. Year on…

Awareness campaign on counterfeit medicines launched

March 2020 edition | The United Kingdom is launching a new communications campaign to raise awareness on counterfeit medication.…

US: Inquiry gives insights into counterfeiters’ methods

January 2020 edition | Fake products worth several hundred million euros are said to have been smuggled from China…

Dozens of containers with counterfeits seized in Malta

November 2019 edition | In a single operation, Malta’s customs authorities have seized hundreds of thousands of counterfeits. In…