Many institutions are involved directly or indirectly in the fight against Illicit Trade. Whether it is to measure it, to enforce it or to raise awareness about it, they play an important role in the fight against Illicit Trade.

  • Finnish Anti-Counterfeiting Group - FACG

    FACG was founded in 1998 and joined the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Network (GACG) the same year. The members mainly consist of representatives of the Finnish industry as well as of Finnish attorneys specialized in intellectual property rights. The most important aim of FACG is to promote a better understanding of the importance of anti-counterfeiting work in Finland and to work for an effective enforcement of the anti-counterfeiting laws. FACG informs its members and the public of the current trends in counterfeiting and the changing legislation in the field. FACG aims to encourage a more proactive role of the legislator and to train policymakers, judges and prosecutors in the field of IPR crime.

    Country / Region: Finland

  • The Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Centre - CIAPC

    CIAPC is a non-profit association from Finland, established in 1979 to fight phonogram piracy. It monitors and improves the general and common interests of its member associations by working against the infringement of their copyrights. Through the centralized surveillance of both the physical market and the internet, CIAPC aims to prevent the production, distribution an dimport of unauthorized copies and recordings and put a stop to other acts that infringe legislation.

    Industries: Others

    Country / Region: Finland

  • The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition

    The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition Inc., (IACC) is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization devoted solely to combating product counterfeiting and piracy.

    Policies: Legislation


    TRAFFIC was established in 1976 in what remains a unique role as a global specialist, leading and supporting efforts to identify conservation challenges and support solutions linked to trade in wild animals and plants. TRAFFIC is governed by the TRAFFIC Committee, a steering group composed of members of TRAFFIC's partner organizations, WWF and IUCN. A central aim of TRAFFIC's activities is to contribute to the wildlife trade-related priorities of these partners. Currently it employs approximately 120 staff members of more than 25 nationalities, organized in six regional teams and a headquarters office in the UK, which operates as a registered charity.

    Industries: Wildlife

    Country / Region: Wordwide

  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - UNODC

    United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices.

    Industries: Pharma & Drugs , Forgery

  • World Health Organization - WHO

    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.

  • World Wide Fund for Nature - WWF

    The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961, working in the field of the wilderness preservation, and the reduction of humanity's footprint on the environment. It was formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in Canada and the United States. The group's mission is "to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature."

    Industries: Wildlife

    Country / Region: Wordwide

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