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Over 60 Brands Participated in IACC’s Latest Virtual Training for CBP
October 7, 2021
IACC Virtual Law Enforcement Training Summary
Port of San Francisco
September 21, 22 & 23
The IACC continued its virtual CBP training program with a three-day series of instruction for the Port of San Francisco. Over 60 brands from the Personal Care, Apparel & Footwear, Pharmaceuticals, Health & Safety, Electronics/Software/Hardware and Consumer Mass Marketing categories, presented to over 150 officials including CBP Officers, Import Specialists, FPF, Account Managers and Supervisors on the latest materials and trends in the fight against fakes. Additionally, we were happy to welcome Officers and Supervisors from the Customs Department of American Samoa.
IACC Hosts Luncheon for the Head of the Italian Guardia di Finanza – General Commander Giuseppe Zafarana
October 5, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Today, the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) hosted a testimonial luncheon in honor of Giuseppe Zafarana, General Commander of the Italian Guardia di Finanza (GdF). The luncheon, was preceded by a reception the evening before hosted by the Ambassador of Italy, Mariangela Zappia, which was attended by IACC President Bob Barchiesi. The reception and luncheon recognized Zafarana’s leadership of the top law enforcement agency in Italy responsible for combatting counterfeits. During the event, the IACC and GdF discussed the expansion of the IACC’s Law Enforcement Training App to the GdF’s 70,000 staff nationwide, providing important information and brand contacts to enhance brand protection actions.
A Note from the IACC President – IACC Annual Conference Postponed
September 23, 2021
I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. Over the last few months we have been busy preparing for our Annual Conference that was set for December in Orlando, FL. Unfortunately, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the conference due to the proliferation of the COVID-19 Delta variant. The increased risk to health and safety, as well as ongoing and new travel restrictions caused by the Delta variant have made a December conference untenable. While we regret we won’t see our friends and colleagues in person this year, we are optimistic that next year will bring better health and travel conditions to facilitate safer and greater participation at our Annual Conference. We aim to reschedule the Annual Conference to the Spring of 2022 in Orlando, FL.