Date: 6 September 2017

Posted by: asJaucian



The Office of the Special Envoy on Transnational Crime (OSETC) represented by Ambassador Anselmo Simeon P Pinili, Special Envoy attended the 11th International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference with the theme “Uniting Nations for the Next Decade” which was held at United Nations headquarters, New York, United States of America (USA) on 28-29 August.


The aim of the conference is to develop innovative solutions to some of the greatest challenges in the field of IP crime through bringing law enforcement and the public and private sectors together to come up with comprehensive enforcement strategies.         


It was co-hosted by INTERPOL, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), in partnership with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC). The event was participated in by front-line operational police, customs, government and industry investigators/supervisors from law enforcement agencies, and senior managers with responsibility for IP crime related matters. 


The conference focused on twelve (12) Panel Sessions, namely:


a.     E-Commerce Perspectives;

b.    Safety at Stake;

c.      Fast Moving Consumer Goods & Consumer Trust;

d.    Counterfeits in Critical Infrastructure;

e.     Cross Border Collaboration;

f.       IP Enforcement Delivery and Policy Making;

g.     Illicit Medical Products: Counterfeit or Falsified – Does It Matter?

h.    Inter-agency Cooperation;

i.      International IP Crime Investigators College – Perspectives on Capacity Building and Awareness Raising;

j.       Piracy – Recent Developments;

k.     Links with Organized Crime; and

l.       Looking Ahead To The Next Decade


Mr Daoming Zhang, Assistant Director, Illicit Markets Sub-Directorate, as he closed the event, said that “With illicit markets expanding globally, INTERPOL is uniquely positioned to facilitate international cooperation and a coordinated response through regional and global operations aimed at dismantling the transnational organized crime groups involved in illicit trafficking.” He thanked all the participants for their continuous commitment in the fight against IPR violations.



On the third day, 30 August, 2017 about 2:00 PM, the Special Envoy paid a courtesy call to HON. MA. THERESA B. DIZON - DE VEGA, Philippine Consul General, New York, and AMB TEODORO L. LOCSIN, JR, Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States (New York).