Counterfeit Goods and Consumer Protection

Counterfeit Goods and Consumer Protection

There is a lack of awareness of the repercussions of buying fake products and where that money goes – often flowing directly into organised crime. The Committee should investigate the possibility of including the dangers of fake and counterfeit products into the curriculum so that children can know the impact of such purchases from an early age. Teaching this at a young age can reduce the risks of counterfeit goods in the future and prevent further illegal activity from occurring. Committees should also scrutinise the government’s actions on following through with the powers of the Consumer Scotland Bill (2020) and investigate whether Consumer Scotland is using its powers effectively to protect consumers across Scotland.


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