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Community-wide statistics for 2006

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The latest Customs statistics published by the European Commission show that counterfeiting and piracy continue to be a alarming threat in Europe. Customs seized around 250 million articles in 2006 , and the number of customs cases involving fakes increased to 36.486. Growth in seizures of fakes dangerous to health and safety also continued. In 2006, more than 2,7 millions counterfeit medicines and more than 1,58 millions counterfeit cosmetics and personal care products were seized.

The link address is: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/customs/customs_controls/counterfeit_piracy/statistics/index_en.htm

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