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Measuring the Magnitude of Global Counterfeiting: Creation of a Contemporary Global Measure of Physical Counterfeiting

Measuring the Magnitude of Global Counterfeiting: Creation of a Contemporary Global Measure of Physical Counterfeiting

Counterfeiting today represents a tremendous and ever-increasing global threat. Counterfeit products from goods and merchandise, tobacco products, and industrial parts to banknotes and medicines circulate across the globe. These products cause real damage to consumers, industries, and economies. This report looks at the global magnitude of physical counterfeiting – a brief overview of the state of trade-related physical counterfeiting today, the current status of measuring counterfeiting, and the methodology and results of a current estimate of trade-related physical counterfeiting from two unique angles.