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Taxation and Customs Union

Fight against fakes: Increased customs actions boost protection of intellectual property rights

14/07/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 14 July 2011 – In 2010, EU Customs seized more than 103 million products suspected of violating intellectual property rights (IPR) at the EU's external borders....

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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

14/07/2011

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

14/07/2011

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

01/07/2011

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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