The report is published jointly by Europol og EUIPO. i fællesskab i 2017. The report emphasizes that counterfeiting is to a large extent organised crime. It also emphasizes the links between counterfeiting and other types of organised crime such af eg drug traffiking, escise fraud, human traffiking and money laundering. Document fraud and corruption also greatlyfacilitate criminal activities in this area.
The report concludes that the range of counterfeit products receovered in the EU include nearly all types of goods and also, increasingly, everyday products such as cosmetics, shampoos, toothpaste, toys, food and beverages and household products. Various technical products such as bearings, electronic chips and mechanical and spare parts are also often counterfeited.
The report highlights the need for cooperation between all stakeholders to fight counterfeiting.
Link to the report.