Main Categories of Counterfeit Dangerous Goods Seized Destined to the European Union
Source: OECD/EUIPO. “Dangerous Fakes: Trade in Counterfeit Goods that Pose Health, Safety and Environmental Risks,” Illicit Trade (Paris: OECD Publishing, 2022)
Topic: Illegal Products
Reference year: 2017-2019
Geographical area: European Union
Method: Data collection
Link to original document: doi.org
The chart presents the main categories of dangerous products destined to the European Union seized in the period 2017-2019, based on the OECD and the European Union Intellectual Property Office report "Dangerous Fakes: Trade in Counterfeit Goods that Pose Health, Safety and Environmental Risks," published in March 2022. The report shows that among dangerous fakes imported to the EU, cosmetics were the most frequently seized products (35% of global seizures), followed by clothing (24%), toys and games (24%) and vehicles’ parts (7%). For some of the other categories of products displayed on the chart the value of data are approximate, determined with pixel count, as these values are not explicitely displayed in the source. European Union refers to EU28. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020.