UNICRI Programme on counterfeiting
Paris, 6 March 2014
The focus of UNICRI’s Programme on
counterfeiting
 The complexity of the problem
 The serious consequences created for t...
UNICRI’s Programme on counterfeiting:
three examples
Mapping organized crime involvement in
counterfeiting and piracy in I...
Mapping organized crime involvement in
counterfeiting and piracy
 Implemented in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of...
Mapping organized crime involvement in
counterfeiting and piracy
Example of a case study:
 Criminal network linking the I...
SAVEmed
 Implemented within the 7th Framework Program of the European Union with
six other partners
Main Activities
 Cri...
SAVEmed
Guidelines on Good Communication between the public and private
sectors
 Testing the possible creation of a Good ...
Applying POC laws to counterfeiting and piracy
Implemented in cooperation with BASCAP
The importance of the POC approach
...
Applying POC laws to counterfeiting and piracy
Contents of the report
 Analysis of POC legislation in four different coun...
United Nations
Interregional Crime and Justice
Research Institute
www.unicri.it
musumeci@unicri.it
Thank you
for your atte...
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This presentation by Marco Musumeci was made at the 2nd Task Force Meeting on Charting Illicit Trade held on 5-7 March 2014. www.oecd.org/gov/risk/charting-illicit-trade-second-task-force-meeting.htm

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  1. 1. UNICRI Programme on counterfeiting Paris, 6 March 2014
  2. 2. The focus of UNICRI’s Programme on counterfeiting  The complexity of the problem  The serious consequences created for the entire society  Counterfeiting as a transnational criminal activity  The importance of adopting a multifaceted strategy
  3. 3. UNICRI’s Programme on counterfeiting: three examples Mapping organized crime involvement in counterfeiting and piracy in Italy The SAVEmed project Applying confiscation of proceeds of crime to counterfeiting and piracy
  4. 4. Mapping organized crime involvement in counterfeiting and piracy  Implemented in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, the National Antimafia Bureau, the Financial Police and Europol Main results of the analysis  26 cases analyzed  Connections between different criminal organizations  Subdivision of work between criminal gangs originating from different countries  Entrepreneurial scheme used by organized crime  Insertion of counterfeit products into the legal supply chain
  5. 5. Mapping organized crime involvement in counterfeiting and piracy Example of a case study:  Criminal network linking the Italian Camorra to Chinese criminal organizations  Set up of a complex production/distribution network of counterfeit goods  Products mainly originated from China, Turkey and local factories in the Neapolitan area  Italian and Chinese criminal organizations were strictly cooperating and the level of demand in Italy directly influenced production choices in China  Shipments usually passed through several countries to dissimulate their origin: corruption was often used for this purpose  Italian criminals owned several legitimate shops, introducing counterfeit products into the legal supply chain
  6. 6. SAVEmed  Implemented within the 7th Framework Program of the European Union with six other partners Main Activities  Criminological analysis of the strategies of organized crime in the production and trade of falsified medicines  Identification of the role of business criminal networks in Internet sales of falsified medicines  Importance of public-private cooperation  Awareness campaign over the Internet
  7. 7. SAVEmed Guidelines on Good Communication between the public and private sectors  Testing the possible creation of a Good Communication Practice between producers and law enforcers  Observation phase in Italy and the United Kingdom. Test phase in Romania  Shared and participative approach based on the cooperation with concerned stakeholders  February 2014: end of the pilot phase  18 March 2014: launch of an operative protocol in Romania  Participating stakeholders in Romania: Public Ministry (group leader), General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police, General Inspectorate of Border Police, National Customs Authority, National Medicines’ Agency, Romanian Intelligence Service, National Association of Pharma producers, National Association of Generic producers
  8. 8. Applying POC laws to counterfeiting and piracy Implemented in cooperation with BASCAP The importance of the POC approach  Deterrence: increased risk for organized crime  Using/reinvesting the confiscated proceeds of crime  Hitting criminals where it hurts the most  Compromising their control over the territory and their “public image”
  9. 9. Applying POC laws to counterfeiting and piracy Contents of the report  Analysis of POC legislation in four different countries (Australia, Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom)  Focusing on provisions related to identifying, tracing, seizing, freezing, confiscating and returning proceeds of crime  Creation of an inventory of key legislative provisions and good practices which could serve as model provisions: – Legal framework – Institutional framework – International cooperation  Downloadable from http://unicri.it/news/files/POC_Final041713_HR.pdf
  10. 10. United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute www.unicri.it musumeci@unicri.it Thank you for your attention

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