TORONTO, March 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Retail Council of Canada (RCC) welcomes
the federal government's Combating Counterfeit Products Act.
"RCC is supportive of the principles of this bill," said Diane J.
Brisebois, President and CEO, RCC. "Counterfeit goods are a huge
problem for our retailers, the public and the economy, and efforts to
fight unscrupulous counterfeiters are very welcome."
The bill will provide the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) with the
authority to take action against the commercial movement of counterfeit
goods at the border, and will also include new criminal offences for
commercial trademark counterfeiting.
"RCC is pleased that the bill will also allow Canadian businesses to
file a request for assistance with the CBSA, which will enabled border
officers to share information with them regarding suspect shipments,"
She added that retailes need protection from counterfeits, but also need
to ensure they still have the right to source legitimate product from
"RCC is in favour of anything that both protects retailers' rights while
working towards the eradication of counterfeit goods."
Retail Council of Canada (www.retailcouncil.org) is the Voice of Retail. Founded in 1963, RCC is a not-for-profit
association which represents more than 45,000 stores of all retail
formats, including department, grocery, independent merchants, regional
and national specialty chains, and online merchants.
SOURCE: Retail Council of Canada
For further information:
VP Communications, RCC
416 922-0553 ext. 228
416 574-2552 (Mobile)