The Belgian Ministry of Economy has managed to seize a record number of counterfeit products, worth 23.6 million euro. With 625,809 items, the haul is some 50 % more than in 2012: the collaboration with the Belgian Anti-Piracy Federation resulted in the elimination of a huge number of illegal internet links.
Record number of counterfeit products seized in Belgium
(advertorial) Shoptalk Europe, the event for retail and ecommerce innovation held 8-11 October 2017 in Copenhagen, covers trends, technologies and business models reshaping how consumers discover and shop in an age of digital disruption.
(Content provided by EuroCommerce) According to EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren, the sector faces many challenges due to a rising tide of protectionism worldwide and within Europe.
(advertorial) Shoptalk Europe (8-11 October in Copenhagen) is the new event for retail and ecommerce innovation. It covers transformational trends, technologies and business models reshaping how consumers discover and shop in an age of digital disruption.
Dutch European Parliament member Marietje Schaak feels the European Commission should create a better framework for digital trade in and with European member states. Otherwise, major internet companies will decide the standards themselves, she fears.
The European Parliament has accepted the “The functioning of franchising in the retail sector” study, which lists several solutions to strengthen a franchisee’s position.
Despite earlier indications that Google would just alter its Google Shopping approach to comply with European legislation, it has now decided to appeal the monster fine.