On 3-4 October in Chisinau, EUBAM hosted a workshop on implementation of electronic tools for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) enforcement. The workshop was part of EUBAM efforts for enhancing capacity and building confidence between customs professionals from the two banks of the Nistru River.
The event, included in the wider IPR project launched in May 2018, was attended by customs experts form Chisinau and Tiraspol, representatives of the State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova (AGEPI), de facto Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Transnistria and Berlin Economics. The experts from the Polish National Revenue Administration moderated the event and provided the participants with information about designing and implementation of customs IPR IT systems, namely the Polish national anti-counterfeit and anti-piracy system VINCI and the European Commission one – COPIS.
The theoretical presentations were enriched by practical cases introduced by the EUBAM expert, demonstrating the practice of Italian customs in combating IPR infringements.
The participants highly appreciated the event. The sequence of IPR capacity building events will be continued in November, marking the next step on the path to confidence building between Chisinau and Tiraspol.