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Counterfeit Manufacturing

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 6th March 2020.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of counterfeit goods are sold (a) online and (b) offline.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of counterfeit goods on UK businesses.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of value of counterfeit goods sold in the UK that have been imported from overseas, by country, in each of the last three years.

Photo of Amanda Solloway Amanda Solloway Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

In 2017 the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published ‘Fake Goods, Real Losses – Trade in Counterfeit Products and the UK Economy’. This report available at https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/governance/trade-in-counterfeit-products-and-the-uk-economy_9789264279063-en was updated in 2019. The most recent report estimates that the value of imports of counterfeit and pirated goods to the UK accounted for as much as GBP 13.6 billion in 2016.

The report also provides information on the value of counterfeit goods sold in the UK and their originating countries.

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