The joint special inspection action for fight against IPR infringement and counterfeiting launched at rural and urban-rural fringe markets in Wuqing District, Tianjin

In order to implement the 2018 Action Plan of Tianjin on Special Market Rectification in the Rural and Urban-Rural Fringe Markets, curb the flow of counterfeits into the rural and urban-rural fringe markets, crack down on illegal and criminal acts of counterfeiting in the rural markets and protect the legitimate rights and interests of agricultural production and rural consumers, the Office of Leading Group on Fight against IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting of Wuqing District made meticulous arrangement to launch the joint inspection over the traditional markets in the Meichang County, Wuqing District by organizing the member units of the Leading Group, including the local agricultural commission, market regulation department and cultural market law enforcement team of Wuqing District on November 1.

The action focused on the regulation over agriculture-related goods.

First, the local agricultural commission, based on the local agricultural production, strengthened the concentrated law enforcement inspection over the agricultural production material, like seeds, fertilizers and pesticides. In the forms of examining business license and sales and procurement accounts, the distribution supervision is strengthened and the incidents of harming the agriculture and rural people should be avoided.

Second, the local market regulation department focused on the daily-use goods of rural consumers, including food, health-food, cosmetics and small electric appliance to prevent the emergence of counterfeits in these kinds.

Third, the cultural market law enforcement team examined the implementation of publication purchase and sales list system by the publishers of books and video discs and unauthorized publication activities.

In this joint inspection action, 16 law enforcement staff have been sent off to inspect various business entities over 20 times, which effectively deferred the counterfeiting acts in the rural markets.

Next, the Leading Group on Fight against IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting of Wuqing District will continue to expand the influence of this action, promote the linkage of this action with the routine work of member units and strengthen the crackdown on counterfeiting in the rural area, so as to maintain a fair and orderly market environment and defend the legitimate rights and interests of rural consumers.

(Source: the Office of Tianjin Leading Group on Fight against IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting)