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Customs Smuggling of Goods in Infringing the Intellectual Property Rights in the European Union


[ 1 ] Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie | [ 2 ] Instytut Logistyki, Wydział Zarządzania i Dowodzenia, Akademia Sztuki Wojennej | [ P ] employee

Year of publication


Published in

Journal of Security and Sustainability Issues

Journal year: 2022 | Journal volume: Vol. 12 | Journal number: No. 1

Article type

scientific article

Publication language


  • Illegal trade
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Smuggling
  • European Union

EN This research article aims to investigate the customs smuggling of intellectual property rights infringing goods in the EU. There is no doubt that it is a phenomenon that has accompanied humanity from the beginning of the development of trade, it cannot be eliminated, but its scale can be limited (D. Matthews, P. Žikovska, 2013). The analysis used data taken from reports on intellectual property right enforcement in the EU in 2009-2020. The results show the scale and new trends in customs smuggling of goods on the EU market, but the analyses carried out do not provide a clear basis lo conclude [hat the EU customs authorities are winning the fight against customs smuggling, despite the observed decrease in confiscated goods or the number of opened proceedings, as these drops are largely related to the lockdown due lo Covid-19 and the placing of goods with high customs risk under customs control.

Date of online publication


Pages (from - to)

159 - 169




License type

CC BY (attribution alone)

Open Access Mode

open journal

Open Access Text Version

final published version

Release date

23.09.2022 (Date presumed)

Date of Open Access to the publication

at the time of publication

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