Experts train customs staff on Counterfeiting and Piracy
06:27 Wed Dec 06, 2017
Taken from/By: FRCS
Report by: Ana Ravulo
Experts from World Customs Organization and China Customs are in Fiji conducting a WCO Sub-Regional Workshop for Oceania Members on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy.
Customs staff from Fiji Revenue and Customs Service and regional countries including Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu will be trained on best practices, experiences, methods and approaches to combating counterfeiting and piracy to improve networking and to encourage the exchange of information.
FRCS Chief Executive, Visvanath Das agrees that rapid economic, technological and social changes have brought unprecedented era of beneficent international trade, migration and communication throughout the world.
Das stressed that due to the high level exploitation by counterfeiters, enhancement of IPR knowledge is crucial.
He adds that criminals are taking advantage of globalization and loose border arrangements to disguise the scale and locations of their
The workshop ends on Friday.
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