02 September 2019
Billions of pounds worth of genuine imports and exports travel through the UK as air cargo (freight) every year and Heathrow is undoubtably the UK's busiest port.
These supply chains are also used by those importing illicit goods so ACG supported Heathrow Border Force last week in carrying out a week long intensification exercise (26-30 August) to target counterfeit goods imported into the UK for detention under the EU Border Regulations.
Border Force officers targeted freight cargo imports throughout the week and were joined by ACG and brand members on Friday 30 August to verify suspected counterfeit goods, as well as some collect invaluable intelligence.
"This week's activities have focused on freight cargo and has seen over 6,000 items detained. It is hoped that due to the success of this intensification exercise Border Force will look to replicate this activity on a more regular basis working in partnership with ACG and our members" commented Graham Mogg, ACG Intelligence Coordinator.
ACG will continue to bring its membership opportunities like these and others, going forward.
ACG represents more than 3,000 brands affected by this influx of fakes into the UK and delivers an international network of information, advice and contacts on all aspects of IP protection. Working with Government and law enforcement agencies since 1980, ACG is focused on providing an effective and sustained response to counterfeiting.
Membership with the ACG is the best way to work with government and enforcement bodies to protect your brand. Our Roadshows and training days help you reach out to police, trading standards and border force officers and tell them about your genuine products.