On 14-15 November 2019, senior customs officials from around the European Union met in Helsinki to discuss current trends and appropriate responses to customs fraud, during a High-Level Conference organised by the Finnish Customs together with the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). Entitled “Strategies to fight customs fraud in a globalised trading landscape,” the event brought together national customs officials as well as representatives of the Commission/OLAF, Europol, Frontex and EUIPO. Discussions focused on how best to prevent, investigate and detect customs fraud when faced with a growing volume of consignments, especially as a result of the boom in e-commerce.
The document above, dated 23 January 2009 has been declassified.
The EU’s Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have today formally signed an agreement to further increase cooperation in fighting infringements of intellectual property rights, both online and offline.