fake goods

    • Amazon wipes 10bn counterfeit listings

      Amazon wipes 10bn counterfeit listings

      The world's biggest e-commerce company Amazon announced it had blocked over 10 billion false listings over the past year, AP reported. The operation comes in response to mounting complains from shoppers and brands. The complaints spurred a massive campaign against phony listings. The data was released in Amazon’s first report on its anti-counterfeiting efforts since it announced new tools and technologies in 2019. The number of blocked phony listings last year was up about 67% from the year before.

    • Fake, dangerous goods worth €740m stopped at EU customs

      Fake, dangerous goods worth €740m stopped at EU customs

      Fake and possibly dangerous goods worth about €740m were apprehended at EU customs in 2018, the EP press service reported. According to the new figures, released by the Commission, the number of interceptions of fake goods imported into the EU increased in 2018 due to a large amount of small parcels in express and postal traffic. The number of seized consignments jumped from 57,433 in 2017 to 69,354 in 2018, though the total amount of goods detained decreased compared to previous years. Almost 27 million articles that infringed the intellectual property rights were stopped.