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Counterfeiting up 24% in 2019, ASPA release report

The Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA) industry body of anti-counterfeiting and traceability solutions providers unveil the first edition of its report “The State of Counterfeiting In India - 2020”, that highlights the trends of counterfeiting incidents reported in India for the period 2019 and 2018. According to the report, counterfeiting incidents have risen steadily in the last few years and in 2019 these have increased by 24 percent as compared to 2018. 

Anti-Counterfeiting Regulations
Govt of India asks states to bring law preventing loose edible oil sales

The Centre has advised state governments to enforce a law preventing retailers from selling edible oil in loose form. In an advisory issued by Nidhi Khare, principal secretary, department of consumer affairs, said, “It is requested that prevention of adulteration may be enforced and the concerned officers may be directed to ensure that the edible oils meant for sale as pre-packaged commodity are sold in their prescribed sizes and not in loose form. 

Anti-Counterfeiting Regulations
Global drugmakers will be allowed to label drugs directly at customs warehouses in Russia

Foreign pharmaceutical companies importing drugs into Russia will be able to label them at customs warehouses in the country to comply with new traceability rules, according to media reports. The Pharma Letter reports (subscription required) that Russia’s Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has approved the provision to facilitate drug imports. 

Latest Product Implementation
Irish banks launch new £20 banknotes on De La Rue's Safeguard® polymer

Bank of Ireland and Danske Bank launched their new £20 banknotes, printed on De La Rue’s SAFEGUARD® polymer substrate and incorporating a De La Rue holographic stripe featuring DEPTH™ IMAGE and DUAL™ IMAGE respectively into the window of each note. This will be followed by the launch of the Ulster Bank £20 polymer note later this year.

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
National Association of Manufacturers wrote to Congress: Combat Counterfeiting

USA: The National Association of Manufacturers, which represents small and large manufacturers across the country, is calling for action. We have released a new action plan with detailed recommendations on how the government can protect Americans from faulty and dangerous products.

Other leading News
Request for Proposal (RFP's)
CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION OF REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA (SKOPJE)

Description:Contract notice: Procurement of excise stamps for marking tobacco products and liquid for electronic cigarettes and for marking alcoholic beverages and intermediate products. Contact Person: Gordana Aleksova, Email: gordana.aleksova@customs.gov.mk, Deadline:10 Aug 2020 

Global Tenders
  • 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
  • India, Haryana: Implementation of high-security holograms with QR based track and trace system, Deadline: 03 September 2020
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Statistics Update
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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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