ICC/BASCAP has worked with many European Union (EU) business associations and provided input to make sure that the EU Trademark package will include more means to effectively prevent counterfeit goods in transit through EU territory, as part of a wider review of the EU trademark legislation.
Not only does this better protect EU citizens, it also provides the means to reduce the flow of potentially dangerous goods to people in third countries.
“We are pleased with the adopted provisions, which will strengthen the fight against trademark counterfeit goods in transit through the EU,” said BASCAP Director Jeffrey Hardy. “When the EU Trademark package comes into force, these measures will help EU Customs officials to play a key role in intercepting trademark counterfeit goods in transit even if they are destined for a country outside the EU and will not affect the trade of legitimate goods under the EU’s WTO international obligations. Not only does this better protect EU citizens, it also provides the means to reduce the flow of potentially dangerous goods to people in third countries.”
ICC/BASCAP stands ready to support the implementation of the goods in-transit provisions by the EU customs administrations in a consistent and effective manner across the EU.