Presentation on theme: "Counterfeit and Illegal Crop Protection Products"— Presentation transcript:
1Counterfeit and Illegal Crop Protection Products Health and Safety Risks Counterfeit ProductsPose to ConsumersRocky Rowe – ECPA Anti-counterfeit Project Manager4th Global Congress Combating Counterfeiting and PiracyDubai February 1st to 3rd 2008
2Counterfeit and Illegal Crop Protection Products Who are we ?Crop Protection Market DataWhat types of Products are we dealing with ?Where do these products come from?Why are we so concerned?What is the Industry Doing ?Conclusions
4CropLife Network of Associations across 90 Countries 31 national associations26 national associations13 national associations18 national associations
5Counterfeit and Illegal Crop Protection Products The Global Crop Protection MarketThe global market for CPPs is approximately $ 35.5 billion (crop and non-crop chemicals, excluding biotech)Relatively small in monetary terms compared to many other commercial business, but critical for world agriculture.It is a highly regulated business, like pharmaceuticals, where companies have to demonstrate human safety (users and consumers), environmental safety (birds, fish, mammals and biodiversity) and efficacy (crops) before a product can be brought to the market.It costs up to $200 MM to bring a new product to the market.
6Counterfeit and Illegal Crop Protection Products 30.3%24.3%17.1%48.6%23.6%24.3%
7Counterfeit and Illegal Crop Protection Products The Crop Protection Industry has seen a growth in the manufacture distribution and use of counterfeit and illegal products over several years.Current best estimates are between 5% to 7% of the global market.Hot spots in certain countries can be from 10% to 30% of products used.Established areas include:-Latin AmericaEuropeAsiaMiddle East
8Counterfeit and Illegal Crop Protection Products What types of Products are we dealing with ?Sophisticated generic illegal copies of branded proprietary products, packaged and labelled to look exactly alike.Generic illegal copies that have not been approved for sale, usually packed but with rudimentary labels giving the active substance name and concentration only.Fakes and copies containing anything from talc, water or solvents, outdated/obsolete stocks often based on banned or severely restricted products , recycled packaging with diluted original materials.
9Counterfeit and Illegal Crop Protection Products Generic or other materials sold as legitimate branded products in sophisticated counterfeit containers and packaging.Titus 100 g Italy – Seal and Cap
10Counterfeit and Illegal Pesticides & CPPs Legal with safety symbolsCounterfeit without symbols
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12Counterfeit and Illegal Crop Protection Products Where are these Product Coming From ?China
13Counterfeit and Illegal Crop Protection Products Companies manufacturing in ChinaThere are approximately over 2,700 pesticide companies in China, including the private sector .Around 450 manufacture active substancesThe others are all formulation companies.Export sales to the rest of world approximately $1.31 Billion in 2005 or approx 3.7% of total global pesticide market .Export Markets are estimated asAsia ranked 1stEurope ranked 2ndS. America ranked 3rdSource: CCPIA
14Counterfeit and Illegal Pesticides & CPPs Trends of pesticide imports into EU25 between )Note: figures include only Insecticides + Fungicides + Herbicides, Source: European Commission, DG Trade
15Counterfeit and Illegal Pesticides & CPPs The China EffectOrigin of counterfeit good seized across the EU through 2006
16Counterfeit and Illegal Crop Protection Products UzinSeizureIn theUkraine
17Counterfeit and Illegal Crop Protection Products UzinSeizureIn theUkraine
18Counterfeit and Illegal Crop Protection Products BCPCConferenceGlasgow2007TwoChinesecompaniesejected forIPRviolations
19Counterfeit and Illegal Crop Protection Products Why are we so concerned ?Counterfeit and illegal CPPs pose a significant threat to human health and the environmentCounterfeit products are untested and unregulatedCan contain toxic manufacturing by-productsCan contain toxic analogues and impurities of the active substance copied.Contain solvents and surfactants that are not permitted or are banned from use.
20Counterfeit and Illegal Crop Protection Products Why are we so concerned ?Counterfeits pose severe health risks to farmers who are applying them.Can potentially damage/destroy the crop treated and thus ruin the farmers livelihood.Leave unknown toxic residues in food crops that place consumers at risk.Create environmental risks to wildlife, water and soil.Pose environmental waste problems in terms of disposal.Devalues IPR and brand integrity
21Crop Damage from Counterfeit PPPs Farmers crops completely destroyed when counterfeits are used andleave potentially toxic residues in the soil effecting the subsequent crop.
22Counterfeit and Illegal Crop Protection Products Isofenphos-methyl on peppers caused severe disruption to the food chain and embarrassed regulators in Spain
23Counterfeit and Illegal Crop Protection Products What is the Industry Doing ?Running major campaigns in Europe and Latin America to raise awareness, promoting better use of existing legislation, working with enforcement agencies.In Europe countries include: Poland, Spain, Italy Greece, Ukraine and RussiaIn Latin America : SINDAG - Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Nicaragua and GuatemalaBuilding alliances and intelligence in ChinaBuilding awareness in AfricaUtilising best practises from other industriesWorking with USTR.
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25Counterfeit and Illegal Crop Protection Products ConclusionsCounterfeit and illegal crop protection products are increasing, becoming more sophisticated and funded by criminal organisations in most regions around the world.Their use poses a distinct threat to farmers, consumers and the environment and undermine the integrity of the whole regulatory process and the food chain.The major source of counterfeit CPP products is ChinaIndustry is working hard to combat the threat and calls on government to work with us to raise enforcement initiatives, prosecutions and penalties.
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