Together Against Counterfeiting

Alliance

The Together Against Counterfeiting (TAC) Alliance brings together almost 100 companies from all industrial sectors, with the support of over 20 trade associations and NGOs. Our purpose is to raise awareness about the impact of the worrying growth of counterfeiting and push for the adoption of immediate, horizontal and ambitious legislative solutions at European level.

LATEST NEWS

21 June 2021

Together Against Counterfeiting Alliance says DSA should allow removal of counterfeits on all types of online platforms, not just marketplaces

The Together Against Counterfeiting (TAC) Alliance, which brings together nearly 100 companies across all industrial sectors and over 20 trade associations and NGOs, welcomes the European Parliament’s Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) draft report on the Digital Services Act (DSA). Its high level of ambition in tackling illegal goods on online marketplaces and protecting consumers is a very positive step forward. However, counterfeiting is not just a mere “marketplace” issue and we call on policymakers to adopt similar measures for other types of platforms, to be able to remove counterfeits anywhere they occur.
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20 April 2021

Together Against Counterfeiting (TAC) Alliance calls on EU policy-makers to apply KYBC principle to all online intermediaries

The Together Against Counterfeiting (TAC) Alliance co-signs two letters to the European Parliament and Council of the EU calling for stronger Know Your Business Customer (KYBC) rules in the EU. Together with 80 organisations, the Alliance stresses that the Commission’s DSA proposal which introduces KYBC obligations in the context of online marketplaces only is a missed opportunity to address the broad range of illegal content and counterfeit, unsafe, non-compliant and substandard products online. 
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14 April 2021

Together Against Counterfeiting Alliance publishes its recommendations on the Digital Services Act (DSA)

The Together Against Counterfeiting (TAC) Alliance publishes its key recommendations on the Digital Services Act (DSA) proposal and calls on Members of the European Parliament and the Member States to raise the level of ambition of the text in the upcoming legislative negotiations, to fully ensure a counterfeit-free online environment.
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15 December 2020

Together Against Counterfeiting Alliance calls on the European Parliament and Member States to increase the level of ambition of the European Commission’s Digital Services Act proposal

The Together Against Counterfeiting (TAC) Alliance welcomes the Commission’s Digital Services Act proposal as a step forward, but notes it falls short of meaningfully protecting consumers from the growth of online sales of counterfeited goods. The TAC Alliance urges MEPs and national governments to introduce a horizontal obligation for all online intermediaries to implement proactive and stay-down measures, as part of the upcoming negotiations on the proposal.
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