Ministry to Step Up Efforts in Cracking Down on Online Counterfeit Products
The country’s Ministry of Commerce is stepping up their efforts in cracking down on counterfeit products that are sold in the booming online market. Shen Danyang a ministry spokesperson said that through cooperation with the government and industrial organizations an enterprises, the ministry will strengthen efforts to get rid for fake goods online and to maintain a healthy order in the market.
The decision to improve efforts came as Taobao, the largest consumer-to-consumer online marketplace filed a complaint. Taobao owned by Alibaba, stated in an letter that they have been treated unfairly in a recent quality check by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce. The reason was due to a report that showed less than 40 percent of the products sold in Taobao are authentic which led to Taobao to question the objectiveness of the report.
The booming online market does not only create job opportunities by boost consumption and in 2014, the Ministry of Commerce have investigated and handled 11,000 cases which involved violations in intellectual property rights.