Tonnes of Illicit Pesticide Seized by the European Union Authorities

Source: EUIPO, Europol. Intellectual Property Crime: Threat Assessment 2022 (Alicante: EUIPO, 2022)
Topic: Illegal Products
Reference year: 2017-2020
Geographical area: European Union
Method: Data collection
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The chart presents the amount of illicit pesticides seized by the European Union authorities, during the Operation Silver Axe, over the period 2015 - 2021, 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 during the six editions of Operation Silver Axe 3,771 tonnes of illegal pesticides were seized, out of which 2,549 tones were seized in the last two editions (2020 and 2021).