All Initiatives

Awareness on the far reaching implications of Illicit Trade is increasing in both the private and public sectors. Here you will find out more about how governments and the private sector are protecting themselves against Illicit Trade.

ACTA - Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

On October 1, 2011, eight ACTA negotiating partners signed what will become the highest-standard plurilateral agreement ever achieved concerning the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Industries: Others

Country / Region: United States


Action Fraud is the UK's national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime.

Stakeholder: United Kingdom

Country / Region: United Kingdom

Anti-Counterfeiting Association - APM

The German Anti-Counterfeiting Association (APM) has been active since 1997 as cross-industrial alliance in the protection of intellectual property. APM is a joint initiative by the German Association of Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), the Federation of German Industry (BDI), and the German Brands Association.

Stakeholder: Germany

Industries: Others

Country / Region: Germany

Comité National Anti-Contrefaçon - CNAC

The National Anti-Counterfeiting Committee (CNAC), public-private partnership that aims to strengthen the exchange of information and best practices, coordinate concrete actions and to formulate new proposals. Created in 1995, it brings together industrial and artistic associations, professional associations, businesses and administrations involved in combating counterfeiting.

Stakeholder: France

Industries: Others

Country / Region: France

Crime Branch - Criminal Investigation Department (CBCID)

Created by the Indian government in 1902. Their mission is to investigate in counterfeit currency organisations and illicit trafficking activities in the country.

Stakeholder: India

Industries: Others

Country / Region: India

IMPACT - International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce

Responding to the growing public health crisis of counterfeit drugs, in February 2006, the World Health Organization launched the International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT). At its core, IMPACT aims to build coordinated networks across and between countries in 0rder to halt the production, trading and selling of fake medicines around the globe.

National Council against Piracy and Intellectual Property Crimes - CNCP

The CNCP is Brazil's national non-profit association created to fight piracy infringements. The association works closely with the government to create policies in order to combat illicit trade and promoting public welfare.

Stakeholder: Brazil

Industries: Others

Country / Region: Brazil


OriginAll closes the gap between technological solutions being applied on products to protect them from being counterfeit or illicitly traded and the public being able to understand them and protect themselves against potentially fatal products.

Stakeholder: TechTrace

Industries: Customs , Others

Pharmaceutical Affairs Law - PAL

Japan passed a law on Pharmaceutical Affairs (PAL) to include a classification of the products according to their degree of risk, review of production surveillance standards, improvement of post-commercialisation product monitoring. To reduce the trade of counterfeit medicine in the country.

Stakeholder: Japan

Industries: Others

Country / Region: Japan


RogueBlock is a payment process initiative, helping consumers to report quickly on counterfeit sellers to financial companies.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police - National Anti-Counterfeiting Bureau (NACB)

The National Anti-Counterfeiting Bureau is a division in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, their area of expertise is in investigation on forgery (Banknotes, Documents), ensuring the public is safe from counterfeited currencies and assisting border officers in controlling the inflow of people into the country with valid documents.

Stakeholder: Canada

Industries: Others

Country / Region: Canada


SCiO It is the world's first affordable molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand. SCiO is a tiny spectrometer and allows you to get instant relevant information about the chemical make-up of materials around you, sent directly to your smartphone.

Stakeholder: Consumer Physics

Singapore Health Sciences Authority (HSA) cooperation with Interpol

This cooperation Agreement with Interpol was signed on 8th of June 2011. It aims to combat counterfeit medicines inflow in the country, by training law enforcement officers in the investigation and testing of counterfeit medical products.

Stakeholder: Singapore

Industries: Others

Country / Region: Singapore

Stop Piracy

Stop Piracy, a non-profit association, provides educational and awareness campaigns to consumers and is very active in the cooperation between the authorities and businesses.

Stakeholder: Switzerland

Industries: Others

Country / Region: Switzerland

Tools and Resources for Anti-Corruption Knowledge - TRACK

TRACK features the United Nations Convention against Corruption legal library, providing a unique gateway to an electronic database of Convention-related legislation and jurisprudence from over 175 States.

US Government

WWF collaborates with the U.S. Congress and administration to further conservation through legislative and regulatory approaches. The U.S. government agencies work closely with WWF to implement programs that support healthy ecosystems and the sustainable use of natural resources.

Industries: Wildlife

Country / Region: Wordwide

USAID - ROUTES (Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species)

The USAID ROUTES (Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species) Partnership was established in October 2015 with a five-year mandate of collaboration and implementation of activities to assist the transport sector in efforts to reduce wildlife trafficking via land, sea and air.

Stakeholder: TRAFFIC

Industries: Wildlife

Country / Region: Wordwide

ACTA - Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

On October 1, 2011, eight ACTA negotiating partners signed what will become the highest-standard plurilateral agreement ever achieved concerning the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Stakeholder: Canada

Industries: Others

Country / Region: Canada

FCTC - Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

WHO began when the Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 - a date where it is celebrate every year as World Health Day. There are more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at their headquarters in Geneva.

French Initiatives to Prevent and Combat Cyber-Counterfeiting

A communication campaign is organized each year in the south of France in order to sensitize the general public. The aim of the campaign is to make consumers more aware of the consequences of online counterfeiting and to support the public authorities during their operations. The campaign was carried out under the aegis of the CNAC in conjunction with the French Customs Authority, INPI and UNIFAB (the Union of Manufacturers for the International Protection of Intellectual Property).

Stakeholder: France

Industries: Others

Country / Region: France

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