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Combating Counterfeiting and Illicit Trade: Business practices and policy direction on ICT traceability and authentication

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CEPS, in cooperation with MSLGroup, invites you to a seminar on the business practices and policy developments in the fight against counterfeiting and illicit trade.

Customs authorities are confiscating rising amounts of counterfeit goods year on year. Recent forecasts predict that the value of international trade in counterfeit and pirated goods could reach 991 billion USD by 2022 (Frontier Economics, 2017), double the sum in 2013, according to the OECD and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office (OECD, 2016).

A wide range of studies demonstrate how counterfeits undermines employment and competitiveness in lawful businesses, harms the health and safety of consumers, and deprives public authorities of critical tax income (EUIPO Sectorial Reports). Worst of all, counterfeit trafficking finances organised crime and terrorist groups (Europol, 2017).

Businesses, policy makers and enforcement authorities are developing new responses to tackle the fraud. The use of new information and communication technologies fostered by multilateral and pluri-disciplinary collaboration and more effective public-private partnership can pave the way to more successful practical results to the benefit of honest businesses and society at large.

This seminar, the third on the topic co-hosted by CEPS and MSLGroup, represents a forum for companies and international organisations to learn from each other’s experiences. Practical business cases will be shared. Policy responses will be debated in order to:

  • enhance traceability and authentication in the fight against fraud throughout the production and supply chain;
  • improve regulatory requirements and standards on traceability and authentication;
  • promote cooperation among stakeholders to crack down on supply-chain anti-counterfeiting technologies.

Due to a limited number of spaces, registration will be taken in the order received and no interns will be accepted.

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge.

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PRESENTATIONS:

Craig Stobie

Diane Taillard

Michael Morantz

Bob Peeters

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Discussants &
Speakers

Below is our list of speakers and discussants.

Host
Jacques Pelkmans Jacques Pelkmans

Jacques Pelkmans

Associate Senior Research Fellow

Speakers list
Bob Peeters

Senior Manager of the IPM Private Sector Team, World Customs Organization

Craig Stobie

Director, Domino Printing Sciences

Diane Taillard

Director Consumer Safety and Traceability, GS1

Hannes Leo

Member, European Economic and Social Committee

Pedro Velasco Martins

Intellectual Property and Public Procurement, DG TRADE, European Commission

Michael Morantz

Policy Analyst, Illicit Counterfeit Trade, OECD

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Event Details


Combating Counterfeiting and Illicit Trade: Business practices and policy direction on ICT traceability and authentication

Event Address

CEPS Conference Room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels
Event Date

Day 1 - Wednesday
Organiser
Anne-Marie Boudou Anne-Marie Boudou
Anne-Marie Boudou
+32 (0)2 229 39 12
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Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge.

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