INTERPOL Trafficking in Illicit Goods International Training and Capacity Building Seminar
27-30 November 2012, Mumbai, India
This training seminar brought together senior police and law enforcement officials in order to discuss the challenges posed by illicit trade and the criminal networks behind this type of crime, and to enhance transnational cooperation for a more effective global response.
The event was attended by some 90 police and customs officials and prosecutors from across India, as well as representatives from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Topics discussed included:
- Enforcement strategies;
- Partnerships with the private sector;
- Global brand protection;
- he rise of illegal online trade;
- Ways to improve cooperation;
- Effective legal mechanisms;
- Successful initiatives and operations.
Partnerships between the law enforcement community and the private sector are vital in the fight against the manufacture and distribution of illegitimate products.
Representatives from industries particularly affected by illicit trade – such as the agrochemical, computer, clothing, film, tobacco and skin care industries – brought their experience and expertise to the seminar.
The event was co-hosted by INTERPOL’s Trafficking in Illicit Goods Programme and the Central Bureau of Investigation of India.
Ahmed Javed, Additional Director General of Police, Maharashtra Police, INDIA
John Newton, Assistant Director, INTERPOL Trafficking in Illicit Goods Sub-directorate
Uday Singh, Managing Director, Motion Picture Association (India Office)
Meenu Chandra, Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy (CASCADE)