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Leading News
Europol biggest ever success against euro counterfeiters

The criminal network dismantled in Italy produced 25% of all counterfeit euro banknotes in circulation. Asset recovery measures taken so far during the overall operation in Italy include the confiscation of 50 apartments, 8 business premises, 2 farms, 10 companies operating in various sectors, 12 vehicles, 1 luxurious boat and 22 bank accounts, all with an estimated total value of approximately €8 million.

Anti-Counterfeiting Regulations
Fight against fakes: India steps towards domestic pharma traceability

India: A high-level panel, headed by Union health secretary, has been set up to work on a framework to implement QR code for drug packs a couple of days back following a meeting of key officials from the health ministry, Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), commerce ministry, Niti Aayog and Prime Minister’s Office in this regard. The panel is likely to submit its report in three weeks. 

Latest Product Developments
Demax Launches FreeEdge™ Passport Laminate

Bulgarian company Demax Holograms has launched FreeEdge™, an advanced thin-film laminate with bespoke construction for enhanced security and design to protect paper passport data pages against alteration, replication and simulation including laminate removal and reuse. 

Anti-Counterfeiting Regulations
China First Face Recognition National Standard Released

Recently, GB/T 38671-2020 "Information Security---Technical Requirements for Remote Face Recognition System" lead by the First Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security was officially released. 

New Projects
Afghanistan approves blockchain project to tackle counterfeit medicines

Blockchain startup Fantom has been given the green light to start tracking medicinal drugs in Afghanistan to help stem the country counterfeiting problem. 

COVID 19 & Counterfeiting
Special trains being used to transport smuggled cigarettes

Two big seizures have been made by the Delhi customs led to seizure of 2 million of illegally imported cigarettes whose market value is approximately Rs 16 million.

Other leading News
Request for Proposal (RFP's)
BNPMIPL invites bids for magnetic security thread for Indian Banknote

Bank Note Paper Mill India Pvt Ltd (BNPMIPL) invites notice for of 1.4 mm wide Security Thread having Polyester vacuum metalized, machine readable windowed magnetic security thread (generic) having de-metalized clear text with fluorescent colour and suitable adhesive for window application. The approximate annual quantity is 4,00,000 Km (Approx. 25 MT). 

Global Tenders
  • India, Maharashtra: Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd invite tender for 4 million tamper evident seals for LPG cylinders, Deadline: 03 August 2020
  • India, Haryana: Implementation of high-security holograms with QR based track and trace system, Deadline: 05 Aug 2020
  • Malta: Ministry for the Agriculture Fisheries and Animal Rights - MPU invite tender for the supply and delivery of food grade printing consumables labels traceability system within the public abattoir, Marsa, Deadline: 06 August 2020
  • India, Chhattisgarh: South Eastern Coalfield Ltd invite for procurement of spares for RFID cards tamper proof windshield for vehicle tracking systems
  • France: Ministere Des Armees invite tender for RFID system for the management and traceability of AIA CP Aeronautical tools, Deadline: 01 September 2020
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Statistics Update
Do You KNOW?

Fuel adulteration causes a loss of around Rs 10,000 crore annually to Indian economy. In the last five years, a total of 5,605 cases of fuel adulteration have been registered in the country, out of which 72 retail outlets have already been permanently shut down. 

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