Counterfeiting Cases Investigated by China in First 7 Months of 2013

In the first 7 months of 2013, police in China conducted over 19,000 anti-counterfeiting cases throughout the country. The Ministry of Public Security reported that the counterfeit products seized and destroyed by the Chinese security service included: Over 5,000 tonnes of counterfeit food and beverages. Two billion counterfeit drugs and tablets. Over 3,100 tonnes of… Continue reading Counterfeiting Cases Investigated by China in First 7 Months of 2013

Sales Value of Illegal Pesticides

The sale of illegal and counterfeit pesticides around the world generates $5.8 Billion (€4.4 Billion) in sales, according to the European Crop Protection Association. In Europe, the sales of the pesticides generates at least $1.2 Billion (€1 Billion).  Counterfeit and substandard pesticides make up to 10 percent of Europe’s total crop protection market. Source:  Martha… Continue reading Sales Value of Illegal Pesticides

Losses From Fake Pesticides in Europe

Below are losses to selected countries in Europe from counterfeit pesticides. Country Losses Czech Republic 4.19 Million Germany 39.4 Million Greece 13.3 Million Hungary 6.6 Million Poland 22.9 Million Spain 103 Million Source: “Counterfeit Pesticides Across Europe-2008,” European Crop Protection Association, August 2008.