A report measuring Asia-Pacific jurisdictions by the extent to which they enable illicit trade has been recently released. It provides a ranking of 17 Asia-Pacific economies based on their performance in four areas: IP, transparency and trade, customs environment, and supply and demand. Hong Kong (which constitutes a separate legal jurisdiction from mainland China) occupies the third place while China takes the ninth place.

NOTE: the place took by Hong Kong is impressive as 14% of the world’s counterfeit trade would come from there (and 86% if combined with mainland China).