Investigation on fake goods in foreign trade village: avoiding counterfeit goods and selling them at night

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 Investigation on fake goods in foreign trade village: avoiding counterfeit goods and selling them at night


In the face of rampant fake industry chain, in recent years, Changshu regulatory authorities have launched more and more severe anti-counterfeiting actions.

According to local reports, the Changshou City Public Security Bureaus Economic Investigation Brigade filed 56 cases of intellectual property infringement investigation at the beginning of this year. The total amount involved was as high as 180 million yuan, more than 70 of the counterfeit dens were destroyed, 57 suspect was arrested, and 23 counterfeit goods were seized.

Foreign trade village open at night

Many clothing stalls sell fake big brands and the shop doors are closed during the day

The streets of the foreign trade village are wrapped by more than 2000 clothing stores.

A 500 meter long road passes through the village, with womens clothing shops in the South and mens clothing gathering in the north. Most of the buildings are single buildings. In addition to the first floor facade, there are clothing stores in narrow alleys. A single house can squeeze into more than ten clothing stalls.

Foreign trade village is located in Mocheng street of Changshu City, which is composed of several surrounding villages. This is the local foreign trade clothing distribution center, because of the hot sale of foreign trade clothing, spread the name of foreign trade village.

On a wall in the west of the village, there are slogans of welcome to foreign trade village and clothing ocean, foreign trade first-class source base. However, in recent years, the foreign trade village is famous for its hot sale of big brand fake goods, and has been exposed by the media for many times.

Even if the local regulatory authorities continue to crack down, the counterfeit market in the foreign trade village is still rampant. A clothing store owner disclosed to the Beijing News reporter that in order to avoid inspection, the fake goods stalls in the foreign trade village have been changed to open at night.

In early November, the Beijing News reporter visited the foreign trade village and found that there were more than 2000 clothing stores gathered here. However, during the day, there were few pedestrians and the shop doors were closed. Its a dead city in the daytime. A woman in the clothing business described that shops that were closed during the day were making fake goods.

Wang Qiu, the boss of a pajama shop, said that two or three years ago, the business hours here were still nine to five in the morning. Now its just the opposite, because we didnt do much checking for fake goods before, but now its strictly checked.

After 5 oclock in the evening, the foreign trade village became lively.

This is a different picture. The streets less than two meters wide are packed with tricycles and motorcycles. Pedestrians can only walk on the steps near the shop entrance, and the sound of horns and shouts are mixed together.

The shops here are different from normal clothing stores. Some stalls only hang two or three rows of clothes as samples, more clothing stores even have no clothes, only a pile of packed black plastic bags with numbers or customer nicknames on them.

The clothes of these shops are all big brands, at least dozens of yuan a piece, expensive hundreds of yuan a piece. In addition to sports brands such as Nike and Adidas, there are also high-end and even luxury brands such as Canada goose and Burberry.

Beijing News reporter in the foreign trade village investigation for many days, randomly visited dozens of clothing stalls, found that these shops are selling fake brand. A number of shop owners told the Beijing news that most of the shops in the foreign trade village are engaged in fake goods business, roughly estimated that the scale has exceeded 2000.

Lifelike fake

Fake goods are the open secret of foreign trade village. Stall owners are also not afraid to introduce their home goods to customers how lifelike..

Xiao Jia has a clothing stall in sangyuan new village. There are sports brands such as champion, Nike and Adidas in his shop. We do it 1:1, and we can copy to whatever level we can. If you dont compare it with the real one, you cant tell its fake.

Gao Langs shop is in the North Village of Fanjia lane. Most of the clothes in her shop are famous womens clothes. If you put on the label of La chapel, its La chapels. During the conversation, she took out a black bag from the corner of the counter and took out a FILA sweater with labels and tags, which cost 80 yuan. Compared with authentic products, even grams are the same, we all sell them as genuine products.

In the foreign trade village, the same brand of fake goods, also because of the quality of good or bad produce price differences.

Clothes of different quality will be distinguished by the stall owners and sold to online stores, physical stores and wechat stores respectively.

The boss of the down jacket shop said: cheap online stores do more, good quality should be sold in physical stores. A physical store in Henan takes 550 yuan of each down jacket from his home and sells it for more than 1000 yuan locally.

Han Weis stall owner sells fake sports brands, and physical stores are his big customers. According to Han Wei, his goods are sold to physical stores, such as some brand discount stores. (the physical store sells fake goods) it depends on whether it can be done locally and how to sell it. The physical store will handle it by itself.

One stop business

Ten thousand yuan, big brand, 100 yuan, 1 yuan, customized, big brand, three standards

The so-called three standards are brand mark, washing water mark, and the manufacturers information and price of the certificate tag. In the foreign trade village, after the sign is put up, a brand sweater with an official price of nearly 10000 yuan can be picked up for 200 yuan, and even has a special hand bag.

Gao Langs shop has several coats without labels. When she introduced them to customers, she said that every item was the same as the online Red model and the same model as the star. Gao Lang said that no one was in charge of hanging it for a day, but there was risk in installing the brand. But in gaolangs wechat album, brands such as La chapel and only are still included in the introduction. She said that now the inspection is strict, the store does not hang the label, but if the customer needs, it can be customized.

Beijing News reporter investigation found that a street in sangyuan new village, gathered more than a dozen shops to do clothing accessories. On November 13, a well-known shopkeeper told the Beijing news that before and after the double 11 campaign, the industry and commerce were closely checked and did not dare to make brand labels. Before, many stores here were doing brand labels.

He introduced the reporter to Shanghai road one kilometer away, a street with more than 20 accessories stores. Reporters randomly into a accessories store, shop owner quote, brand mark 5000 to do, each 10 to 15. As like as two peas, we can do the same with the standard ones.

Secret trade

Online wechat offline single line black bag transportation

According to public reports, law enforcement departments of Changshu have been investigating and dealing with fake goods in foreign trade villages since at least 2016. In 2017, Changshu City successively dispatched more than 100 police officers, destroyed eight manufacturing and selling fake warehouses, seized counterfeit sports brands such as Adidas and Nike, and counterfeited clothing, bags and watches of luxury brands such as Burberry, Versace and Prada, with a total amount of more than 20 million yuan.

In August 2019, Changshu Market Supervision Bureau, together with the public security organs, launched a full chain law enforcement and rectification action on the production, storage and sales of Changshu clothing in the urban area. Law enforcement officials said that with the deepening of law enforcement, the phenomenon of selling counterfeit brand-name clothing in shops has been basically eliminated. However, the sales mode of illegal businesses has changed to the network sales mode, and the production and storage dens are more hidden and scattered.

Under the increasingly severe crackdown, the fake shopkeepers in the foreign trade village have made the transaction more secret.

Even when its open at night, some clothing stores only pull up a third of their doors. A number of shop owners told the Beijing news that they were selling fake goods, and the industrial and commercial departments were strict in their investigation and did not dare to open all the doors.

When the foreign trade village starts to open in the evening, there will be people with mobile phones to scan the code. For each person scanning the code, they can get a reward of two yuan from the store. Even the roadside snack stalls have launched the business of sweeping the yard to send sausage and corn.

A stall owner said that in order to avoid inspection, the owner here has a tacit understanding. They all ask customers to place an order before 3pm and pick up the goods that day. The store packed and distributed goods in advance in the warehouse, and then took the goods to the shop in the foreign trade village. Each stall in the foreign trade village plays different roles in the market. Some stalls have their own factories and supply goods to other stalls at the same time. Industry and commerce is to grasp the people and goods, I went to pick up the goods in the afternoon, and sent them away in the evening. How can I check it?

When night fell, the narrow streets and alleys of the foreign trade village were still full of people taking goods. They call out a number at the door, pick up the black bag thrown by the boss of the stall, and quickly load it away. Their time is only two hours in the evening.

At the beginning of this year, Changshu launched a stronger crackdown on counterfeit goods. According to local reports, the Changshou City Public Security Bureaus Economic Investigation Brigade filed 56 cases of intellectual property infringement investigation, involving a total amount of up to 180 million yuan, more than 70 smashed counterfeit dens, 57 suspect arrested, and seized more than 23 pieces of counterfeit goods.

But the fake industry in the foreign trade village did not stop. A stall owner revealed that in addition to the merchants in the foreign trade village, many people have done the fake business in the nearby regular clothing city, and white washing has become a genuine one.

In early November, the Beijing News reporter visited the shopping malls and found that many stalls were selling all kinds of big brand clothes.

Two years ago, Liu Fang, together with many shop owners, retired from sangyuan new village and rented a stall on the fourth floor of the world clothing center to become a genuine manufacturer. However, in her wechat photo album, 21922 products were displayed, including famous brands such as moncler, descent and Burberry. She also took goods in the foreign trade village. In the parking lot of the North Village of Fanjia lane, a tricycle with the shop name on it became the gate for them to put goods every day.

Zhao Qiang, who has been a fake brand in the foreign trade village for many years, is not surprised by this situation. He said frankly that in recent years, some people are worried about being checked and moved to the shopping mall, but many people have been pouring into the foreign trade village.

Xiong Chao, a lawyer with Beijing Jingshi law firm, said that the manufacture and sale of large-scale counterfeit goods involved infringement of intellectual property rights and trademark rights of brands, and the manufacturers and sellers of counterfeit goods should bear corresponding criminal or civil liabilities.

Article 214 of the criminal law stipulates that anyone who knowingly sells commodities with counterfeit registered trademarks and whose sales amount is relatively large shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not more than three years or criminal detention and shall also, or shall only, be fined; if the amount of sales is huge, he shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not less than three years but not more than seven years and shall also be fined. Xiong Chao said that even though the legal punishment is strong, in reality, it is difficult for the brand side to protect its rights. The general brand ability is limited, not every infringement can be found and protected. Recently, the Beijing News reporter consulted the official hotlines of Nike, Adidas and the north face on the issue of counterfeit goods. The three brands all said that there was no special channel for complaints about fake goods, only the goods sold on the official platform of the brand were handled. It was suggested that consumers who bought fake goods should call 315 complaint hotline to protect their rights. (Wang Qiu, Xiao Jia, Gao Lang, Han Wei, Liu Fang and Zhao Qiang are pseudonyms) source: Chen Hequn, editor in charge of Beijing News_ NB12679

Recently, the Beijing News reporter consulted the official hotlines of Nike, Adidas and the north face on the issue of counterfeit goods. The three brands all said that there was no special channel for complaints about fake goods, only the goods sold on the official platform of the brand were handled. It was suggested that consumers who bought fake goods should call 315 complaint hotline to protect their rights.

(Wang Qiu, Xiao Jia, Gao Lang, Han Wei, Liu Fang and Zhao Qiang are pseudonyms)