Focus - The spirits industry and counterfeiting

The growing problem of spirits counterfeiting not only results in loss of revenue for spirits companies but more alarmingly continues to cost lives. Keith Nuttall and Emma Jackson report on attempts by trade organisations and governments to address the issue.

Focus - Spirits industry calls for tougher action on counterfeiting

28 April 2009

The growing problem of spirits counterfeiting not only results in loss of revenue for spirits companies but more alarmingly continues to cost lives. Keith Nuttall and Emma Jackson report on attempts by trade organisations and governments to address the issue.

Spotlight - Forging ahead: Spirits counterfeiting in China

18 December 2007

China’s entry into the WTO has been a catalyst for further growth in imported spirits but the likes of Diageo and Pernod Ricard are not the only ones eyeing the growth potential. Counterfeiters are also seizing the opportunities presented by China’s growing market for Western drinks brands. Dominique Patton reports on the problem and some of the solutions being implemented to tackle it.

EU: Counterfeit drinks surge says Commission

11 February 2005

Seizures of counterfeit alcoholic and soft drinks by European Union (EU) customs officials in 2003 were "possibly more than twice as high for some products as in the previous year," European Commission officials have told just-drinks.com.

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