OECD and EUIPO published a joint study titled “Why Do Countries Export Fakes? The Role of Governance Frameworks, Enforcement and Socio-economic Factors” on June 26. The study explores the wide range of factors that can explain a country’s propensity to export fake goods. According to the authors, the five main drivers to trade in counterfeit goods are:
- Poor governance
- Misuse of production facilities
- Misuse of free trade zones
- Poor implementation of trade policies
- Opaque logistic
The full report can be found here.