Press Conference by Robert Verrue on counterfeiters and piracy
Robert Verrue, Director-General of DG "Taxation and Customs Union" of the EC, gave a press conference on counterfeiting and piracy, which increasingly affect mass-produced goods. Counterfeiting is no longer confined to luxury goods. The figures for 2002 show that foodstuffs, cosmetics, toys, medicines and car parts are affected. Jonathan Todd, Spokesperson of Frits Bolkestein, Member of the EC in charge of Internal Market, also attended the press conference.
Robert Verrue and Jonathan Todd on the platform (in the middle and on the right) Reference:P-010160 Date:24/11/2003
Sample of counterfeit products Reference:P-010160 Date:24/11/2003