­­TIC Council Americas, part of a coalition of industry leaders concerned about the rise in counterfeit products, has co-signed a letter welcoming the introduction of the “Stopping Harmful Offers on Platforms by Screening Against Fakes in E-commerce Act of 2021” (SHOP SAFE Act of 2021). This Act seeks to ensure safe and secure online shopping, prioritizing consumer health and safety by increasing protection against unreliable and unregulated products.

This past year elevated the urgency of addressing the rise in counterfeit products sold online. The pandemic-driven shift to online shopping emphasized that e-commerce platforms continue to be major sources for the sale of fake products. The accelerating magnitude of online fraud provides evermore urgency to establish definitive rules that ensure safe and secure online shopping.

In recent months, TIC Council Americas has been vocal and active in fighting the issue of online counterfeiting. We invite you to read this statement on the growing risks of counterfeited products sold online. Moreover, we hosted a three-part webinar series focusing on the issue and on its ramifications for both industry and consumers.

TIC Council Americas will keep offering its full support and public advocacy efforts towards safe and secure online environments.

Find the letter here.