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The Economic Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy

Published: February 1, 2018

THE ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF COUNTERFEITING AND PIRACYThe Economic Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy

Commissioned by INTA and ICC-BASCAP, this study builds on the findings of a 2016 report by the OECD and EUIPO that looked at the scope of counterfeiting and piracy in international trade.

The OECD/EUIPO report found that international trade in counterfeit and pirated products is increasing, and reached an estimated value of US $461 billion in 2013, accounting for 2.5% of all international trade. The INTA-BASCAP report confirms that this illicit trade will continue to increase and forecasts that will reach an estimated US $991 billion by 2022.

The broad scope of the study includes an examination of the economic value of domestic counterfeiting, and digital piracy in films, music and software. In addition, the report estimates the negative impacts of counterfeiting and piracy on displaced economic activity, investment, public fiscal losses, criminal enforcement, economic growth and employment.

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