Main Product Categories of Counterfeit Dangerous Goods Shipped by Vessel
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 categories of dangerous products shipped by vessel 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 toys and games were the most frequently counterfeited products, equivalent to 53% of the global customs seizures of containerized dangerous goods. It was followed by cosmetics (20%), clothing (9%) and automotive spare parts (8%). 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 mentioned in the source. European Union refers to EU28. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020.