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					World Anti-Illicit Traffic Organization


                                         Counterfeiting: an organised crime
                                         by Pierre Delval, Guy Zilberstein


                                         40,000 deaths per year in Russia are caused by
                                         adulterated alcohol. 2,500 deaths in Niger are
                                         attributable to false vaccines administered to
                                         patients with meningitis. 192,000 deaths in China
                                         in 2007 were directly related to the consumption
                                         of false medicines… counterfeiting is a massive
                                         killer.

It does not only concern the market for luxury goods. It takes consumers hostage, often by surprise.
Counterfeit toys in China contain lead. Counterfeit replacement parts for cars or avionics are
responsible for disasters. Cigarettes, sold as branded products on the Internet, are highly poisonous,
carcinogenic and full of heavy metals. The phenomenon is growing strongly. To the list of countries
that have traditionally been counterfeiters, such as China, Thailand or Taiwan, we must now include
Pakistan and, closer to us, Turkey and Russia. The authors criticise the extent to which this
phenomenon has grown in Europe.

Jean-Claude Gawsewitch Éditeur - April 2008 - Collection: Coup de gueule, 192 pages - ISBN-10: 2350131149



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                                  City: Versoix, Canton of Geneva, 1290

                                  Country: Switzerland

                                  Telephone: +41 22 566 8730

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