WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL NEWS
On £4b Crooks
enforcers from around the country will be putting their heads together in
Warwick this week to discuss ways of cracking a £4 billion counterfeiting
the estimated cost to UK economy each year of dodgy goods being made and
County Council's Trading Standards Service will host the
Anti-Counterfeiting Group Law Enforcement Roadshow at Shire Hall in
Warwick on Friday.
Roadshow will provide an opportunity for Trading Standards officers, the
police, customs and excise and industry representatives to meet and forge
closer working relationships in the fight against counterfeiting.
Hunter, Director of Warwickshire Trading Standards said:
treat counterfeiting very seriously in Warwickshire and we welcome this
opportunity to host this important gathering of law enforcers."
Anderson, Executive Secretary of the ACG added:
are delighted to be able to cement the relationship between Warwickshire
County Council's Trading Standards Service and the ACG by holding the
roadshow in Warwick.
hope to be able to demonstrate the growing co-operation between law
enforcement bodies and industry in the fight against
Anti-counterfeiting Group estimates that product counterfeiting costs the
UK economy between £2 and 4 billion each year with possibly £750 million
lost in tax and excise
costs of all fakes (products, film, music and software) has been estimated
by the Alliance against Counterfeiting and Piracy at over £6 billion.
to specific industries include clothing and footwear £727m, perfumes and
cosmetics £289m, toys and sports equipment £358m, pharmaceuticals £149m,
videos £120m, and software £290m.