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International Chamber of Commerce – Free Trade Zones

In it's 2020 update to its report "Controlling the Zone: Balancing Facilitation and Control to Combat Illicit Trade in Free Trade Zones", the International Chamber of Commerce notes the unintended role free trade zones (FTZs) have had in contributing to counterfeiting and piracy The updated report notes increasing work by governments and authorities to strengthen enforcement, but notes there is still more to be done. It is important to know that duty- and tax-free sales are not free zone sales. Duty free sales take place in a highly regulated retail environment e.g. airports, ports, ferries, cruise ships and land border shops, and their operations are governed by national customs authorities. Our supply chain is one of the most secure in the world with processes and technologies in place to provide for verification of registration, compliance, certification, review and audit.

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OECD – Global Trade in Fakes: A Worrying Threat

A study published by the OECD, presenting an updated quantitative analysis of the value, scope and magnitude of world trade in counterfeit and pirated products. Based on data for 2019, it estimates that the volume of international trade in counterfeit and pirated products amounted to as much as USD 464 billion in that year, or 2.5% of world trade.

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Travel Markets Insider: “DFWC & TFWA launch new campaign against illicit trade, counterfeiting and intellectual property theft”

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The Moodie Davitt Report – “Industry associations launch campaign against illicit trade, counterfeiting and intellectual property theft”

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TR Business – “Campaign reiterates zero-tolerance on illegal trading”

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