Counterfeit: a shopping center ontario in a black list of Washington

News 13 January, 2018
  • QMI agency

    Saturday 13 January 2018 14:14

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    MARKHAM – A shopping centre located in Markham, Ontario, is in a black list of places in the world that would facilitate the piracy of copyrights and counterfeiting of trademarks, according to a survey of u.s. authorities.

    Published each year, the black list of the Office of the us trade representative (U. S. Trade Representative, or USTR) lists for last year a list of 25 internet sites sale online as well as 18 physical space that are sort of hubs of counterfeit goods in the world.

    It is as well as the Pacific Mall in Markham can be found in this sad list.

    “With more than 270,000 square feet of retail space and more than 500 small shops, sales of counterfeit goods at the Pacific Mall, Ontario, are sprawling and ubiquitous”, one can read in a press release presenting this place as “the largest commercial center of chinese in the western world and a recognized tourism destination”.

    While denouncing the fact that merchants act in all impunity, Washington says that many of the counterfeit products in the centre, including cosmetics, sunglasses and fragrances, pose a risk to the public health and safety.

    The Pacific Mall is the only place in canada’s physical to be in the list of 18 to the sides of stores in countries like China (in the lead), Argentina, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Paraguay, Spain, Turkey, Vietnam, and the united arab Emirates.

    On the other hand, a marketing agency, WWWPromoter “would be the advertising of the most growth among the internet sites of trade of counterfeit products”, says one.