The Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT) is a private sector initiative to mitigate the economic and social damages of illicit trade by strengthening government enforcement mechanisms and integrating supply chain controls across industry sectors most impacted by illicit trade.


ACG are a not for profit trade association founded in the UK in 1980 with just 18 brand owners. ACG is governed by a Council of elected members and is recognised as a leading authority on the worldwide trade in fakes that is now representing around 160 organisations globally.


The Union des Fabricants was created by a group of pharmaceutical manufacturers at the end of the nineteenth century, when they realised that their products were being counterfeited in Germany. In 1875, they decided to take action, and gathered together to create the “Charter of the Union des Fabricants”.

React is a not-for-profit organization with over 20 years’ experience in fighting counterfeit trade. With over 190 members, covering all areas of industry; including fashion and merchandising, tobacco, electronics and mobile phones, pharmaceuticals, football and toys, React has experience in dealing with almost all areas of infringing goods.

Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy
Is committed to increasing the understanding of the negative impact of counterfeiting and piracy and to finding real solutions by working with governments, industry, opinion leaders, the media and consumers.

Quality Brands Protection Committee (QBPC)
The QBPC is a coalition of brand owners doing business in China to make positive contributions to IPR protection in China.

The International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
Is the largest non-profit organization devoted to protecting intellectual property & deterring counterfeiting.

US Chamber of Commerce Anti-Counterfeiting
Reviews the Chamber of Commerce strategy of education and increased detection/enforcement efforts.

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Is the single unified border agency of the United States. This official site provides a complete review of the agency’s strategy, activity and accomplishments.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Bureau of Consumer Protection
Provides tips for the consumer to prevent fraud, deception and unfair business practices.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Banish Office Supply Scams

This website provides tips to businesses for protection against Office Supply Scams.

Imaging Supplies Coalition (ISC)
The Imaging Supplies Coalition (ISC) is a non-profit trade association comprised of original equipment manufacturers that have joined together to combat illegal activities in the Imaging Supplies Industry.

The German Anti-Counterfeiting Association (APM) has been active since 1997 as cross-industrial alliance in the protection of intellectual property.

APM is a joint initiative by the German Association of Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), the Federation of German Industry (BDI), and the German Brands Association.


GACG is a network of national and regional IP protection and enforcement organisations which have a strong international dimension to their activities. There are currently 21 Members covering more than 40 Countries. The objectives are to exchange and share best practices and information, and to participate in appropriate joint activities to solve international IPR enforcement challenges.

Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)

BASCAP unites the global business community to effectively address IPR issues.

World Customs Organization (WCO)

Develops standards and provides technical support for the harmonization of procedures governing the movement of people and commodities.

International Chamber of Commerce IPR Center (ICC)

The ICC IPR Commission contributes world business views on key IPR issues and debates.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Provides a complete overview of the agency’s strategy, activities and accomplishments.

Alliance for Gray Market and Counterfeit Abatement (AGMA)

The AGMA is a strategic initiative of leading high technology companies to address the impact of gray market and counterfeit goods on the technology industry.

Havocscope (Source of Counterfeiting News and Statistics)

This website provides a wealth of statistics on the scope of counterfeit, piracy and other illicit activities around the world.

UK Trading Standards

The Trading Standards Institute encourages honest enterprise and business and helps safeguard the economic, environmental, health and social well-being of consumers.

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