Main Categories of Dangerous Products Subject to Counterfeiting
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: Global
Method: Data collection
Link to original document: doi.org
The chart presents the main dangerous product categories subject to counterfeiting, 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 the most frequently counterfeited product categories during 2017-2019 were perfumery and cosmetics (32% of global customs seizures), clothing (25%) and toys and games (22%). For 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.