05 Mar FDRA Applauds Legislation to Fight Counterfeiting
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The Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA), America’s largest and most respected footwear trade association representing 90 percent of the entire industry, applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation in Congress to combat the surge of counterfeits sold through e-commerce platforms. The Stopping Harmful Offers on Platforms by Screening Against Fakes in E-Commerce (SHOP SAFE) Act was introduced this week by Representatives Doug Collins (R-GA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Martha Roby (R-AL), and Hank Johnson (D-GA).
FDRA President & CEO Matt Priest made the following statement on the bill’s introduction:
“Counterfeit footwear threatens jobs in our industry and puts U.S. consumers at risk, and bad actors are using popular e-commerce sites to target unsuspecting consumers. With today’s sophisticated counterfeiting operations, it can be nearly impossible for consumers to determine a legitimate good from a counterfeit product. The SHOP SAFE Act will address this issue by requiring e-commerce platforms to take reasonable steps to prevent counterfeits from being sold on their sites. We applaud these leaders in working together to protect American individuals and families, and we look forward to working with Congress and the Administration on this critical issue.”