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Customs and Excise Department

Click here to read the annual report on EU customs enforcement of IPR – Result at the EU borders in 2016.

Here is a short summary of key figures:
    · Customs detained 63 184 cases with more than 41 million products suspected of violating intellectual property rights.
    · The value of the detained goods is just over 672 million EURO.
    · Cigarettes accounted for the largest number of articles in detentions (24%), followed by toys (17%) and foodstuff (13%).
    · Postal and courier packages accounted for around 73% of customs interventions, with 32% of the detentions in postal traffic concerning packaging material.
    · China continued to be the main source.

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