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Taxation and Customs Union

2009 customs detentions of goods suspected of infringing Intellectual Property Right (IPR) – Frequently Asked Questions

22/07/2010

MEMO/10/353 Brussels, 22 July 2010 How is this report compiled? This report contains statistics on action by customs within the EU relating to the fight against infringements of intellectual property rights....

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Fight against fakes: Commission publishes Annual Report on EU Customs actions to enforce intellectual property rights

22/07/2010

IP/10/995 Brussels, 22 July 2010 In 2009, EU Customs took action in 43,500 cases involving several million products suspected of being counterfeited or pirated at the external borders of the EU. This is according to the Commission’s annual report on EU ...

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Contraband and counterfeit cigarettes: frequently asked questions

15/07/2010

MEMO/10/334 Brussels, 15 July 2010 How was the agreement with BAT negotiated? The negotiations lasted for over two years. The EU and the participating Member States were represented in the negotiations by the European Commission....

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Questions and Answers: The protection of EU financial interests and the fight against fraud

14/07/2010

MEMO/10/332 Brussels, 14 July 2010 How does the Commission compile this annual report? This Report is compiled mainly using data and information submitted by the Member States. The remaining part of the information comes from data collected by Commission ...

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Algirdas ŠEMETA Commissioner for Taxation, Customs, Anti-fraud and Audit Reflection Paper on the Reform of OLAF EP Committee on Budgetary Control Brussels, 12 July 2010

12/07/2010

SPEECH/10/381 Distinguished Members, Ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to be here today to present to you the Reflection paper on the reform of the European Anti-fraud Office in line with the commitment that I have previously made to produce this ...

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Anti-Fraud

OLAF Activity Report: Facing the challenges of success

14/07/2010

IP/10/7 Brussels, 14 July 2010 In 2009, OLAF opened 220 cases, an increase compared to 2008 when 204 cases were opened. Systemic weakness found in a new agency, misuse of parliamentary expenses by an ex-MEP, and investigation of a possible systemic fraud ...

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Chinese garlic smugglers intercepted

09/07/2010

OLAF/10/06 Brussels, 07 July 2010 A lorry containing 28 tonnes of smuggled fresh garlic has been intercepted in Sweden. This is the result ofclosecooperation between the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and Norwegian and Swedish customs....

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