UK: Wine & Spirit Trade Assoc. launches new fraud prevention unit

on 18/05/11 at 8:55 am

Industry

Wine and spirit trade industry body the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) is launching a fraud prevention unit in an effort to combat fraud in the sector.

The new unit will work with police and customs officers to combat issues such as identity theft, counterfeiting and wine investment fraud.

According to the WSTA – which represents over 340 firms producing, importing, transporting and selling wines and spirits – the new unit will enable member businesses to legally share information about actual or suspected fraud within the wine and spirit trade and liaise with police, customs and regulatory agencies where necessary.

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