Counterfeiting & Piracy (BASCAP)

Counterfeit and pirated products put the health and safety of consumers worldwide at risk while robbing governments, businesses and communities of tax revenues, profits and legitimate jobs. The negative impacts of counterfeiting and piracy are projected to drain US$4.2 trillion from the global economy and put 5.4 million legitimate jobs at risk by 2022.

The International Chamber of Commerce created BASCAP to raise awareness of the economic and social harm of counterfeiting and piracy and to petition for greater commitments by local, national and international authorities in the enforcement and protection of intellectual property rights.

BASCAP connects and mobilises over 25 companies from businesses across industries, sectors and national borders to achieve results more effectively than any company can accomplish alone. BASCAP strengthens each member’s  efforts to protect its brand and investments from the illegal practices of counterfeiting and piracy.

This section is reserved for BASCAP members and gives access to BASCAP working groups, background documents and policy updates.

Counterfeiting & Piracy

Physical supply chain

BASCAP is engaging with various groups of actors from the physical supply chain to formulate best practices for their roles and responsibilities in relation to counterfeit goods. This section specifically focuses on the roles played by vessels, express carriers and landlords.

Bascap Online Solutions

Counterfeiting & piracy digital network

BASCAP engages with several groups of online intermediaries to promote continued good practice in the fight against counterfeiting and piracy on the internet.

Global Engagement

BASCAP global engagement

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the voice of global business in key intergovernmental forums. BASCAP works continually with international organisations to help them identify and take action towards better enforcement of intellectual property (IP).

ICC Arbitration and ADR

How BASCAP raises public awareness

BASCAP developed its global awareness raising campaign"FAKES COST MORE, I BUY REAL! to drive collective and coordinated action. The campaign features straightforward messaging and visuals, demonstrating to consumers how counterfeiting can affect all aspects of their lives, from health and well-being to taxes and jobs.


Where BASCAP works

ICC's Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) has an established track record of working with companies and stakeholders across the globe. Our work spans several continents and is constantly expanding.


Counterfeiting & piracy publications

ICC BASCAP has produced a range of publications and reports assessing the impact counterfeiting and piracy around the world and setting out recommendations for action.