The escalating impact of counterfeiting and piracy on India’s economy and society has resulted in an evolution of the role of Customs authorities, from conventional fiscal functions to efforts to protect consumers from hazardous or sub-standard goods, including counterfeits, entering the country.

New Dehli, 14 December 2017

To highlight the important role of Customs in mitigating trade in counterfeits and to further build on cooperation with rights holders and other enforcement agencies, the International Chamber of Commerce’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) initiative is joining forces with the anti-counterfeiting network REACT to host a one-day conference in New Delhi on 15 January 2018.

The event seeks to engage Customs officials and other relevant government bodies in a productive and effective dialogue with brand owners and other stakeholders to identify current challenges faced and to explore possible solutions and best practices to combat the trade in counterfeit goods that threatens economic development, the health and safety of consumers and good governance.

Featuring officials from the Central Bureau of Excise and Customs (CBEC), State Customs, other relevant enforcement agencies, industry associations, and international government and brand representatives, the pragmatic workshop will also look at ways to further enhance cooperation among these stakeholders in India.

The Role of Customs in Protecting India’s Consumers and Economy from Counterfeits will take place on 15 January 2018 at the Radisson Blu Plaza in New Delhi.

Visit the event page to register for the workshop or if you are interested in speaking opportunities.