Countries of Provenance of Counterfeit Items Seized at the European Union Borders by Number of Articles (2020)
Source: EUIPO, Europol. Intellectual Property Crime: Threat Assessment 2022 (Alicante: EUIPO, 2022)
Topic: Illegal Products
Reference year: 2020
Geographical area: European Union
Method: Data collection
Link to original document: www.europol.europa.eu
The chart presents the distribution of the countries of provenience for the counterfeit items seized at the European Union external border in 2020, by number of articles detained, based on the results of the report "Intellectual Property Crime: Threat Assessment 2022," published in March 2022 by EUIPO and Europol. The data shows that China (including Hong Kong) was the main country of origin for IPR-infringing goods seized at the EU’s external border, followed by Greece and Turkey.