Regarding counterfeit goods Lee Markham of Tazbar today told me “the actions that ebay are taking in this area are good….. there will be many people who are in possession of stock who will be looking to get rid ASAP. therefore we all have to be extra vigilant”
Tazbar are well aware of the problem of counterfeit goods and are looking at measures to keep their site clean. Lee points out “It is easy for me to sit here and point the finger elsewhere. But I must say that if they were not allowed to come into the country in bulk then there would be less chance of them finding their way into the marketplace”.
It’s certainly true that if Customs and Excise could prevent the goods from ever being landed in the UK then sellers wouldn’t have counterfeit stock to sell. From his days selling on eBay prior to setting up Tazbar he reflects “I was importing goods from China, the checks and rules I had to go through were extensive, (and they were only tents!) This makes me wonder how so much counterfeit product is available in the UK.” Tazbar are working with their lawyers to establish new systems to further control the amount of counterfeit items that reach the website.