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1 Unregulated trade in active ingredients causes Counterfeit pesticides Import documents correct? Factory exist? Customs and Regulators Collaboration

2 Increase of CF global trade Seizure quantities higher No proper storage/destruction Investigations difficult International Trade of Counterfeit (“CF”) Pesticides

3 Counterfeit products (fake products) Illegal parallel imports Unregistered pesticides Manufacturing factories do NOT exist? Counterfeit (“CF”) Pesticides  Definition World Health Organization Counterfeit (“CF”) Pesticides  Definition World Health Organization

4 Value Counterfeit Pesticides  Value ECPA survey Europe 2006: 5-7% OECD report 6/2007: 5-7% CLI survey in 2009: expected 9 %  Illegal market 2007: est. US$ 3 Billon Authentic Pesticide Market: US$ 36 Billion

5 Export and import documents “faked” Shipping documents do NOT match Bulk active suppliers to the “counterfeit chain” How do customs and regulators fight this? International Trade of Counterfeit (“CF”) Pesticides

6 Current Investigations Spain Ukraine China Brazil Paraguay Russia Poland Link: Unregulated imports in bulk actives fact finding 9/07 – 11/08 CropLife International  fact finding 9/07 – 11/08

7 Spain Spain - Counterfeit & illegal Pesticides Isofenphos-methyl on peppers cause severe disruption to the food chain and embarrassed regulators in Spain

8 Spain Spain - Counterfeit & illegal Pesticides

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10 Biggest ever case of illegal “import” from China –Seizure by Security Services 10/2006 –Volume: 560 tons Ukraine Ukraine – “Uzin” Case

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16 Action: Follow the Uzin link to China: China investigation on exports: Fake destination companies in Ukraine Unregulated export of actives from China Product NOT registered in destination country Factories do NOT exist Next steps: Cooperate with China export authorities [ICAMA] Cooperate with China pesticide export industry China China - Current Investigations

17 Shanghai Export Fair March12, 2008 Action: POSITIVE strategy with exporters COOPERATE COOPERATE with fair organizers and government “ The highest way is not fighting every battle and winning but winning every battle without fighting.”* * Sun Tzu China China - Current investigations

18 China China - Shanghai Export Fair: Results 520 booths, 10,000 attendees IPR Shanghai police cooperation with CropLife 59 IPR enforcement actions by CropLife companies Background on potential CFers

19 China China - Pictures of the Shanghai Export Fair

20 CropLife International booth

21 China China - Pictures of the Shanghai Export Fair Enforcement

22 China China - Pictures of the Shanghai Export Fair Enforcement

23 China China - Pictures of the Shanghai Export Fair Enforcement

24 Issue: CFs smuggled via Paraguay from China Solution in Paraguay Solution in Paraguay Solution in China Solution in China Actions in Paraguay: Import documents faked Registration documents not correct Manufacturing factories do NOT exist Brazil Brazil - Current investigations

25 Export Routes

26 Paraguay Paraguay - Update on investigations CropLife works with government regulators CropLife investigates factories in China CropLife and police action in Paraguay

27 Paraguay Paraguay - preparation for raid Prior illegal product smuggled into Brazil, China link

28 Paraguay Paraguay - preparation for raid Prior illegal product smuggled into Brazil, China link

29 Paraguay Paraguay - preparation for raid Prior illegal product smuggled into Brazil, China link

30 Paraguay Paraguay - preparation for raid Prior illegal product smuggled into Brazil, China link

31 Paraguay Paraguay - preparation for raid Prior illegal product smuggled into Brazil, China link

32 Paraguay Paraguay - preparation for raid

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34 Paraguay Paraguay - Raid, April 9, 2008 Ciudad del Este

35 Paraguay Paraguay - Raid, April 9, 2008 Ciudad del Este

36 Paraguay Paraguay - Raid, April 9, 2008 Ciudad del Este

37 Paraguay Paraguay - Raid, April 9, 2008 Ciudad del Este

38 Paraguay Paraguay - Raid, April 9, 2008 Ciudad del Este – China Link

39 Paraguay Paraguay - Raid, April 9, 2008 Ciudad del Este – China Link

40 Paraguay Paraguay - Raid, April 9, 2008 Ciudad del Este – China Link

41 Paraguay Paraguay - Raid, April 9, 2008 Ciudad del Este – China Link

42 Paraguay Paraguay - next steps Linking seized pesticides with “factories” in China: Pedrol Factory, China, SuzhouWorldbest, Aro-Bichemical Co. Ltd, China PR Shenzen K(?)ina Phosphide (sic) Company Nanjing N 1 Pesticides Company

43 Russia Russia - Counterfeit & illegal Pesticides

44 Poland Poland - Counterfeit & illegal Pesticides

45 A major source of CF pesticides caused by unregulated trade Solutions: International trade – exporters & importers Transparency in shipping documents Know Your Customer, shipping documents Know Your Supplier, verify China factory Global Goal 2008

46 A major source of CF pesticides caused by unregulated trade Solutions: Domestic trade Use only legally registered pesticides Buy at reliable retail outlets [get a receipt] Police / industry cooperation [PSOR example] Global Goal 2008

47 A major source of CF pesticides caused by unregulated trade Solution: Customs and regulator cooperation Export and import documents must match Name of manufacturing factory on import documents Customs database to legal factories GOAL: Transparency in shipping documents Global Goal 2008

48 Thank you


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