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News article6 November 2023European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency1 min read

Report "Why do countries import fakes?" from the EUIPO and OECD

The EUIPO and OECD have just published a new report on "Why do countries import fakes?", in which some Latin American lead or are in the top 15 importers of fake products.

In this document, the following Latin American countries are named:

- Brazil is the 8th country in the share of fake imports of toys and games

- Mexico is the 16th country in the world in total distribution of the value of fake imports (2019). This country is also mentioned as a main importer of fake toys/games & electronics, in value of fake imports.

- Chile is ranked 12th as the top importer of counterfeit clothing (in the share of fakes)

- Argentina is the world's main importer of counterfeit pharmaceuticals (both in value and share of fake imports)




Publication date
6 November 2023
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency