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Bekämpfung von Produktpiraterie: besserer Schutz der Rechte geistigen Eigentums durch verstärkte Maßnahmen der Zollbehörden


Europäische Kommission – Pressemitteilung Brüssel, den 14.Juli2011 – Im Jahr 2010 haben die Zollbehörden in der Europäischen Union an den Außengrenzen der EU mehr als 103 Millionen Waren wegen des Verdachts auf Schutzrechtsverletzung beschlagnahmt....


Algirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for Taxation andAlgirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud "Customs enforces Intellectual Property Rights to prote English (en)


SPEECH/11/522 Intellectual property rights or IPR represent core assets for citizens and companies. A strong level of protection is therefore fundamental. Effective enforcement of goods in trade is a critical component for a strong system of IPR....

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Detention of counterfeit and pirated goods at EU borders in 2010 – Frequently Asked Questions English (en)


MEMO/11/506 Brussels, 14 July 2011 What is this report about? This report contains statistics on actions by customs in the EU relating to goods suspected of infringing intellectual property rights (IPR)....

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Taxation trends in the European Union Recession drove EU27 overall tax revenue down to 38.4% of GDP in 2009 Half of the Member States hiked the standard rate of VAT since 2008 English (en)


The overall tax-to-GDP ratio1 in the EU272 declined to 38.4% in 2009, compared with 39.3% in 2008. Data indicate that this decrease was essentially due to the 4.3% drop in GDP from 2008 to 2009, rather than to tax cuts. Compared to the beginning of the decade the EU27 tax ratio declined by 2.1 points.

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