Recent developments in the illicit trade of counterfeit goods

Counterfeit handbags on a market.

Counterfeit goods on a market. [Ian Law (shutterstock)]

A special report on changes in the illicit trade of counterfeit products brought about by the pandemic and technological change.

As is the case with nearly all trade patterns, illicit trade in counterfeit goods has experienced a transformation during the COVID-19 pandemic of the past two years. Supply-chain bottlenecks, significant shifts in demand, and the explosion of e-commerce have led to new opportunities for this trade.

This special report will take a closer look at some of the developments and the challenges they pose to industry and law enforcement.

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