New Eu Customs Regulation January 1, 2014

On 1 January 2014 a new Customs Regulation (EU) no 608/2013 enters into force and in replacement of current Regulation (EC) No 1383/2003. The purpose is to address the increase in counterfeit and pirated goods coming into the EU by strengthening the enforcement of intellectual property rights to the benefit of right holders, EU economy and consumers’ safety.