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ACG train Gatwick Border Force to identify counterfeit goods

17 December 2019

ACG Gatwick BF trainingIt's a busy time for ports and airports across the UK as goods and passengers travel in and out of the country and Gatwick airport is certainly feeling the effects this Christmas period.

Regretfully, not only genuine imports arrive at the airport on a daily basis, but illicit products also make their way to Gatwick, some of which may cause serious harm or injury.
The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) has been supporting Border Force at Gatwick by providing training on how to identify counterfeit goods.
ACG and brand members attended Gatwick on Monday to exhibt a range of genuine and counterfeit goods and speak to officers face-to-face about the dangers of fakes and why they need to be stopped from entering the country. In all around 20 brands exhibited including; BMW, Tangle Teezer, Unilever, Proctor & Gamble and Apple. 
These types of training events will continue in ports and airports across the country during 2020 and they are a benefit to brand members as officers remove fake branded products and help to protect consumers and the economy. 

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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.

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