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News Steps to Stop Export of Fake Goods ccording to a study by OECD (Organisation According to the Central Board of Excise Economic Cooperation and Development) and Customs, with regard to exports of fake Aand the European Union’s Intellectual and counterfeit goods, the Customs Department Property Office, titled “Trade in Counterfeit and is following all the procedures and directions pirated goods: Mapping the Economic Impact” issued by the Government in this regard. Field (published in April, 2016), international trade in formations are advised from time to time to counterfeit and pirated products represents up maintain strict vigil and check/examine export to 2.5% of world trade in 2013. A perusal of the consignments thoroughly in order to prevent Report shows that in terms of number of counterfeit such fake exports. shipments seized, India ranked 6th as an originating country of such shipments for the years 2011, 2012 Also, Directorate General of Foreign Trade and 2013 accounting, respectively, for 1.46%, (DGFT) has informed that with a view to check 0.83% and 1.16% of the total number of shipments export of counterfeit drugs, it has notified the seized during these years. procedure for implementation of the Track and Trace system for export of pharmaceutical and drug According to the OECD report, postal parcels consignments on 1st April, 2015. are the most popular way of shipping counterfeit and pirated product. Between 2011 and 2013, This information was given by the Commerce an average of almost 62% of seizures worldwide and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman in rd concerned postal shipments. a written reply in Rajya Sabha August 3 , 2016. n Government will hold to have all stakeholders of the Startup ecosystem on board in making India one of the best Startup destinations in the world he Startup India initiative is designed to With the agenda of creating a conducive foster innovation, create jobs and facilitate Startup ecosystem, the Ministry is reaching out to Tinvestment. Government is committed to all the stakeholders to discuss key concerns that make this initiative a scalable reality and to provide need to be addressed to strengthen the ecosystem. an environment for our Startups to thrive in. Since As a step in this direction, the Ministry organized a the launch of the Action Plan for the Startup India meeting with around 30 Startups for their feedback initiative considerable progress has been made. and to discuss the key challenges faced by them. However, a lot remains to be done. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry believes the way forward Some of the prominent names which were is to have all the stakeholders on board to take the part of the meeting are Paytm’s Vice President initiative forward and act as a facilitator for Startups Sudhanshu Gupta, Ola’s Senior Director Anand to flourish. Subramanium, Suraj Saharan, Co-founder of 56 Laghu Udyog Samachar
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