maritime industry have developed a set of best practices to reduce the volume
of counterfeits shipped around the globe through checks on their customers and
of the on-going collaboration of signatories to the ‘Declaration of Intent to
stop the Maritime transport of counterfeits’ (DOI)—a joint effort between
members of the global shipping industry and brand owners to work together to
prevent the transport of counterfeit goods on shipping vessels.
previous document on Know Your Customer (KYC), which was launched in March at
the TPM Maritime logistics conference in Long Beach, California.
recommendations for existing customers, as well as further voluntary measure
for both brands and maritime operators to improve the integrity of their
relationships throughout the maritime supply chain.
Integrity Best Practices paper is one more concrete example of the successful
collaboration between brand owners, vessel operators and freight forwarders who
have come together under the DOI,” says Sophie
Peresson, Director of ICC’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy
we needed to create something that works well for all of us—voluntary best
practices aimed at helping companies prevent the maritime shipment of counterfeits
and which fit into companies’ supply chain procedures.”
Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime conference in Dubai on 26 September.
developed and first signed in November 2016. It acknowledges the “destructive
impact” of counterfeits on international trade.
zero-tolerance policy towards counterfeiting, as well as a commitment to strict
supply chain controls, risk profiling and due diligence checks to ensure
maritime operators are not inadvertently co-operating with those involved with
has a fleet of over 53 ships, joined as signatory of the DoI. Other signatories
of the declaration already include industry majors such as Maersk, MSC, and CMA
and the International Trademark Association, predicts the total annual cost of
counterfeiting and digital piracy at between USD 923 billion—USD 1.13 trillion
and predicts this could double by 2022 if current trends continue.