Use of illicit cigarettes fell below 8 per cent of total cigarette use in the EU last year, but still represented nearly 39bn smokes.
Europol launches 65-strong financial and economic crime unit to disrupt money flows in organised crime networks.
De La Rue says it has made a strong start to the year with new contracts, including a global deal to protect a COVID-19 diagnostic.
The rise in e-commerce as a result of coronavirus crisis 'demands greater use of security features to combat fakes'.
A Sydney man has been arrested in Australia in connection with the seizure of almost 10m smuggled cigarettes.
Sumitomo Metal Mining has been granted a US patent for a security ink based on near infrared (NIR) absorbing particles.
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PLEASE NOTE: many 2020 events have been postponed / cancelled due to the worldwide COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. We recommend that you check directly with organisers to obtain the latest information on events of interest.
Asia Security Conference & Exhibition
July 22-23, 2020 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
International Food Fraud Conference
September 22-23, 2020 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Asian IP Forum (AIPF)
September 24-25, 2020 - Singapore
Global Brand Protection Summit 2020
September 24, 2020 - London, UK
European IP Forum
November 12-13, 2020 - Munich, Germany