The Supply of Counterfeit Trade: The Problem Countries

  • Peggy Chaudhry
  • Alan Zimmerman
Chapter
Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Abstract

The supply of counterfeit product seems almost inexhaustible. Nearly every nation has a piracy problem since, according to OECD studies, counterfeit product has been shipped from more than 130 countries. Without doubt China is the world’s largest supplier of counterfeit products. Statistics from both the EU and the United States make this abundantly clear. It is such an important source we have devoted a special chapter to it later in the book. The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing an annual review of various countries’ intellectual property environments. The latest report identifies 40 countries for special attention, special markets within these countries and areas where no government has sway such as Ciudad Del Este at the border of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. This chapter identifies the most important sources for counterfeit product and details the IPR environments in these countries.

Keywords

Marketing Turkey Malaysia Egypt Argentina 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peggy Chaudhry
    • 1
  • Alan Zimmerman
    • 2
  1. 1.Villanova School of BusinessVillanova UniversityVillanovaUSA
  2. 2.College of Staten IslandCity University of New YorkStaten IslandUSA

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