Distribution of Items Infringing Intellectual Property Rights Detained at the Custom Border in the European Union, by Conveyance Method (2016-2019)
Source: European Commission. Report on the European Union Customs Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights: Results at the EU Border, 2019 (Luxembourg: Publication Office of the European Union, 2020)
Topic: Illegal Products
Reference year: 2016-2019
Geographical area: European Union
Method: Data collection
Link to original document: ec.europa.eu
The chart presents the distribution of goods (by the number of articles) infringing Intellectual Property Rights detentained at the European Union borders, by different conveyance method used, between 2016-2019. The results show that more than half of the articles detained were delivered by sea, while postal deliveries by small parcels remain relatively limited, registering a significant decline in 2019 (over 10%). The other methods of conveyance used include air, road, rail and inland waterways. European Union refers to EU28. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020.