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Communication/Conferences: EU customs 2013 results

Communication/Conferences: EU customs 2013 results

July 31, 2014 - The report: www.ec.europa.eu

In 2013, the EU customs authorities detained nearly 36 million articles. 10% of the overall amount were medicines and medical devices. The retail value original medical products is € 11,974,020. This amount confirms medicines are still one of the main products counterfeit in the region.
The countries of provenance for these fake medicines are China (65.30%), India (22.78%) and Czech Republic (5.23%). Comparing number of articles seized with means of transport; shipping (62,62%) is the most used mean of transport, followed by freight (11,92%). The postal traffic (post and express) is the main means of shipment used with 19.14%.