Washington Trump’s management moved to curb the sale of imported counterfeit goods via the Internet, warning the e-Commerce platform and warehouse operators to greater scrutiny and penalties if they do not help to ferret out fakes.
The Department of Homeland Security will release a report Friday outlining its immediate action and long-term goals for seeking e-Commerce players fight against counterfeit products, the officials say, damaged the US technology industry, harm the bricks-and-mortar retailers and harm consumers.
The new initiative, led by the United States Customs and Border Protection and the White House, from the same months of the initial trade agreements with China, asking Beijing to take steps against counterfeiters or risk enforcement action may trigger a new tariff.
ACE the government is seeking the piezoelectric-Commerce giant, including
Amazon. com Inc.,
It more and more landowners profitable third-party sales on its platform, as well as financial companies, logistics services and other the company is positioned to help stem the rising tide of counterfeit and pirated goods.
Demographic and Health Survey Report, the report reviewed by the Wall Street Journal said that law enforcement will begin to identify the circumstances immediately and to”seek all available statutory authority to seek civil fines and other penalties against these entities.”
It also called for new laws”to explicitly allow the government to seek injunctive relief against third-party marketplaces and other intermediaries to the sale of counterfeit goods.”
“It’s not any one e-Commerce platform—this is about e-Commerce play by a different set of rules, while the hammer brick-and-mortar retailers, consumer fraud, punish the staff and rip off the intellectual property of the rights holders,”said a White House trade adviser
Who is helping to lead the initiative. “This is Amazon, Shopify, Ali, eBay, JD.com,Walmart.com and a small player to provide a digital center.”
A spokesman for Amazon,
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
JD. com Inc.
Did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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As part of the enforcement effort, the report said that customs officers will be United States Domestic Warehouse and fulfillment center, such as those by Amazon and others, as the”ultimate consignee”of the goods, but not sold to consumers, giving officials the power to carefully check the goods, even if they have cleared the border and moved to the regional warehouse.
U.S. officials will share information warehouse, about counterfeit goods and”request them to give up the pursuit and destruction of the rights of the holders of any of the same crime of the goods in their property,”according to the report.
Authorities also asked for a better review of the fulfillment centers in Mexico and Canada, they say, having a dress of the U.S. trade laws. They say a large cargo to send to these facilities is often broken into a single package and shipped to US consumers duty-free and official customs documents as long as the delivery of the project value of less than $ 800.
Customers and Border Protection”has the existing authority to require the official to enter(and complete set of data for any shipment)of any goods, if considered necessary import admissibility enforcement purposes; revenue protection; or even the effective conduct of customs business,”the report said.
Many online sales of consumer goods a little incentive to sort their transactions or shipments with counterfeit products, contribute to a rising tide of fake or unsafe items. Related reading:
The United States and other governments say the fake was the the problem is growing, because consumers tend to low price in the on the Internet and cheap international shipping. In the three”offensive”last summer at international mail facilities, Express delivery center and other locations, the customs officials found violations in nearly 14%of 20,861 the goods were examined, including approximately 5% of the goods containing counterfeit goods, according to the report.
“Acceptable rate of Customs differences for counterfeit goods and other contraband, such as fentanyl or a gun silencer from countries like China, will be based on 1% of the”Navarro Mr. Said.
The size of the problem and any possible solutions—is growing. The occurrence of the infringing goods at the U.S. border increased by 3, 244 seizures in 2000 to 33,810 in 2018, according to the Mali demographic and health survey data.
Before administrative agencies and local law enforcement have long sought to work with the owners of legitimate patents, copyrights and trademarks to stamp out copycats, including through trade agreements. ACE officials are seeking to extend this practice, although it is not clear whether they can secure more manpower and funds. Agent United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary
F. Chad Wolf
Said in a statement, the private sector is”vital to help secure supply chain, and to curb counterfeit and pirated goods.”
The company’s profit more than small quantities of goods there is little financial incentive to comb carefully through their trading or transportation of goods. The online market does not face the same liability as the physical storage, and changes of the legal environment will require a new legislative Assembly, officials say.
E-Commerce operators say they have safeguards to curb not real goods. “The industry will continue to work with law enforcement, policy makers and industry to protect consumers from counterfeit goods,” said
Trade policy Director at the Internet Association, whose members include Amazon and eBay
Greater e-Commerce platform that they have been working internally and with governments to address forgery. Alibaba in press release Wednesday,”the continuous improvement of the technology and a close partnership of the brand and other external stakeholders”to help identify and eliminate counterfeit goods from the platform.
Amazon said last month,”to combat fake, the need for collaboration across the industry, retailers, brands, law enforcement and government, we continue to actively engage with these stakeholders.”
The magazine reported last year, Amazon allows third party sellers to market dangerous products on its platform with limited supervision.
ACE the government is considering adding some of Amazon’s overseas operations a range of global markets known for counterfeit goods, why to be a public humiliation of the e-Commerce giant, according to people familiar with the matter.
A new tool for the initial trade agreement signed this month by U.S. and Chinese officials. The agreement requires Beijing to increase the number of trained personnel to seize pirated goods aimed at the export market, and requires destruction of counterfeit and cooperation with the United States on counterfeit medicines.
“In the next six months, we hope to see a quick and dramatic reduction in the rate of counterfeit products and other contraband,”Navarro added Mr. said,”if there is no such reduction, the process will be enforced.”
A spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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