The French Pharmaceutical Companies Association (LEEM), representing about 326 companies operating in France in the research and/or development of medicines for human use, has signed a joint declaration with French Customs on June 18, 2010.
New processes of collaboration and of exchange of information result from it. An observatory of medicines has been created which aims to locate places of manufacture and of storage of fake products and more generally to find out relevant information on overall criminal networks.
About 50 specialised Customs Agents have be
en placed throughout France and abroad. Additional measures have been implemented like increased tools of detection of orders over the internet and increased cooperation with the banking sector and the police.