No product is safe from being falsified, counterfeited or adulterated. Medicines, alcohol, electronics and construction materials are also targeted.
The impact is felt across the whole of society. Counterfeiting harms businesses which produce and sell legitimate products. Governments lose tax revenue from products manufactured or sold on the black market. Consumers are at risk from substandard − and often dangerous − products.
The trade in fake and pirated goods is a transnational crime, run by extensive and complex criminal enterprises.
We offer operational and investigative support to fight the global trade in illicit goods.
Our field operations target the sale of counterfeit and illicit medicines and medical products.
Operation Opson removes counterfeit and substandard food and drinks from the market.
We help police and partners to build their skills in fighting illicit trafficking.
Fighting the trade in illicit goods is everyone’s business.