Customs seized 41m fake goods at the EU's borders last year worth €670m, roughly in line with 2015's figures, with around a third of the total products that could harm human health.
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ITSA chair has concerns about the technology the European Commission seems to favour for tobacco track-and-trace.
Counterfeit and contraband cigarettes account for more than 9 per cent of cigarette consumption in Europe.
Automotive parts, tobacco, chewing gum, toys, perfumes and headphones seized in Operation Renegade.
Counterfeiters may be exploiting the rail links between China and the EU to further their trade in fake goods.
Unsurprisingly, China is the main source of fake goods, and they often transit via Hong Kong, Singapore and UAE.