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New study examines the five main drivers in the export of counterfeit goods

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.

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