Activity 1. To review the existing customs legislation on IPR of Turkey and EU

Legislation will be analysed in order to eliminate any implementation differences between EU and Turkish Customs legislation in respect of border enforcement of IPR. The activity will consist of reviewing the Turkish Customs law No. 4458 in the light of EU acquis and provide tables of concordance with the EU Regulation 608/2013. With the amendments to the Turkish Customs Law No. 4458 and its Implementing Provisions in October 2009, the articles pertaining to Customs enforcement in IPR have been, to the greatest extent, harmonized with that of the EU Regulations 1383/2003 and 1891/2004, which are replaced by the recent EU Regulation 608/2013.