Network to clamp down on trade in pirated goods

Ahead of Christmas, seven Swedish authorities are joining forces to get Swedes to stop buying pirated copies of everything from cosmetics to potency pills.

National police coordinator Paul Pintér told newspaper Dagens Nyheter that most trade in pirated products happens online, but there are also shops that sell them.

There are pirated versions of all kinds of products, including medicince, toys and fish roe. Every year, customs officials confiscate pirated products worth a total of between SEK 30 and 50 million.

The authorities behind the new campaign are the Swedish Companies Registration Office, the Swedish Consumer Agency and the European Consumer Centers Sweden, the Medical Products Agency, the Police, Swedish Customs and the Swedish Prosecution Authority.