The World Anti-Counterfeiting Day was held on the 8th of June, 2016. The Anti- Counterfeiting Collaboration (ACC) Nigeria marked the Day by carrying out awareness campaigns. Members visited a few major TV and Radio Stations in Lagos, Nigeria. The theme for this year’s celebration was “Winning the War against Counterfeiting”. At the ACC annual general meeting where the theme was agreed upon by all member, lack of funds was one of the major issues identified as impeding the fight against counterfeiting in Nigeria. It was therefore agreed that a committee be set up to work out the modalities for setting up a Fund specifically set aside to assist in enforcement actions/ raids.
A recording from SilverBird Television is available below.
ACC, Nigeria is currently planning its 10-year anniversary with a schedule of activities which includes signing MOU with the Nigerian Custom Service (NCS), Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON). Other activities include its annual ACC/INTA capacity building Roundtable. These events are scheduled to hold during the 2nd week (11th-14th) October 2016.
For more information on the activities of the World Anti-Counterfeiting Day, the ACC @ 10 event as well as all other activities of ACC, Nigeria please email firstname.lastname@example.org