Police have shut down an illegal tobacco factory in Spain capable of producing 9,000 cigarettes per hour, making seven arrests.
The upward trend calls for immediate action, says the Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA).
Japan Tobacco International unveils a search function in the UK to allow retailers to check illicit trade levels in their area.
Daniel Dobbs escaped custody in 2018 only to be apprehended in Spain earlier this year in an illicit tobacco op.
The INFORM Act is intended to fight the sale of counterfeit, stolen and hazardous goods online.
Guidelines cover individuals and organisations involved in the possession or sale of counterfeit goods.
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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.
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
24th International Conference on Food Fraud
December 07-08, 2020 - webinar (online)