The fight against counterfeit goods that threaten the safety, health and food quality has been identified by Europol as one of the priorities for the years 2014-2017. To accurately determine the scale of the problem Europol together with the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) created a report concerning counterfeit goods in the European Union.
The report shows that although Asian countries are still the main source of counterfeit goods, the production of counterfeit goods increases significantly within the EU. It’s cheaper, less risky and it lowers transport costs. Very lucrative illegal trade concerning counterfeit goods must be fought by all means, because it is endangering the health and safety of citizens.
The report is available on the website of OHIM.