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The Regulation (EU) No 608/2013 of the European Parlament and of the Council concerning customs actions against goods suspected of infringing certain intellectual property rights sets out the conditions for action by the customs authorities when goods are suspected of infringing intellectual property rights. Said Regulation also defines the measures to be taken by the competent authorities when the goods are found to infringe intellectual property rights.

The Regulation (EU) No 608/2013 introduces in other words common rules to prohibiting the entry, release for free circulation, exit, export, re-export or entry for a suspensive procedure of counterfeit and pirated goods, and to dealing effectively with the illegal marketing of such goods.

More specified provisions for implementation of the Regulation No 608/2013 of the European Parlament and of the Council are laid down in the Commission Implenting Regulation (EU) No 1352/2013. Said implementation regulations lay down e.g.

(i) National application for actions,

(ii) Community application for actions, and

(iii) Declaration in accordance with Article 6 of Council Regulation 1383/2003/EC.