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The Emergence Of The European Counterfeit Markets


  • Loredana Maftei

    () (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania)


The European market of counterfeit goods has become a subject of increasing concern for businesses, private firms and policymakers. With a growing demand in consumption for this kind of goods, each sector is damaged from the toy industries to the pharmaceuticals industry. This article is aimed to expose the dynamic of the European counterfeiting markets, to highlight the main factors of production, the main providers, the smuggling routes, the overall profit, the main counterfeit products and also to offer a general perspective on the affected European markets.

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  • Loredana Maftei, 2013. "The Emergence Of The European Counterfeit Markets," CES Working Papers, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 5(2), pages 246-253.
  • Handle: RePEc:jes:wpaper:y:2013:v:5:i:2:p:246-253

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    illegal markets; counterfeiting; piracy; criminal networks; intellectual property Romania;

    JEL classification:

    • K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
    • K14 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Criminal Law
    • H26 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Tax Evasion and Avoidance
    • F60 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - General


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