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U.S. Senate Finance Committee addresses imported counterfeit goods

U.S. Senate Finance, imported counterfeit goods

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee today issued a release concerning efforts to address counterfeit goods and to curtail the illegal sale of counterfeits through e-commerce sites.

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As noted in today’s release, the Senate Finance Committee in March 2018 held a hearing to examine how to protect U.S. consumers by enforcing intellectual property rights and preventing imports of illegal counterfeit goods. The hearing followed a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that found that difficulties with detection of counterfeit goods pose significant health and safety dangers to consumers.  Along with today’s release, the Finance Committee also issued copies of letters that were sent to rights holder trade associations, online retailers, shipping companies, and payment processors.

 

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