Po­lice of­fi­cers join hands with FICCI CAS­CADE to fight smug­gling & coun­ter­feit­ing

FICCI Business Digest - - Special Features -

“There has been an in­crease in copy­right re­lated crimes, which are dan­ger­ous as some­one deal­ing with copy­right in­fringe­ment re­sults in cre­ation of black money cre­at­ing vo­lu­mi­nous par­al­lel econ­omy”.

Over a pe­riod of time, trade in coun­ter­feit­ing and smug­gling has de­vel­oped into a sub­stan­tial threat to the econ­omy glob­ally. The im­pli­ca­tion of this menace is man­i­fold as it im­pacts in­dus­tries, con­sumers, gov­ern­ment and economies as a whole. So far there has not been any rig­or­ous em­pir­i­cal work on the forces af­fect­ing the mar­ket with such crimes. This chal­lenge of the time needs to be ad­dressed at a pri­or­ity with ef­fec­tive en­force­ment of laws as a key to curb the menace.

The Po­lice depart­ment is the pri­mary law en­force­ment agency. It ad­min­is­ters the gov­ern­ment's eco­nomic, trade and tar­iff poli­cies, han­dles in­ter­na­tional traf­fic of im­ports & ex­ports, and aids to min­imise de­merit goods from aug­ment­ing in the mar­kets. With low bar­ri­ers to mar­ket en­try and in­fil­tra­tion, Po­lice play a sig­nif­i­cant role in en­sur­ing and en­forc­ing the pro­tec­tion of right own­ers. Keep­ing the above in view, FICCI's Com­mit­tee Against Smug­gling and Coun­ter­feit­ing Ac­tiv­i­ties De­stroy­ing the Econ­omy (CAS­CADE) or­gan­ised a po­lice train­ing pro­gramme on Fe­bru­ary 27, 2015 in Pune and in New Delhi on April 1, 2015 as a part of its man­date to build ca­pac­i­ties of en­force­ment of­fi­cials. FICCI CAS­CADE has been sen­si­tis­ing en­force­ment of­fi­cers on this is­sue, equip­ping

Po­lice train­ing pro­grammes in progress in Delhi.

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