TRIBUNNEVS.COM, JAKARTA – Anti-Money Laundering Advisor Valentino Salmoiragi, an Asia-Pacific International Trademark Association (INTA), recently revealed that there has been an increase in the sale of counterfeit lubricants on e-commerce platforms in Indonesia.
"We want to establish relations and cooperation with the police, the customs service and the Directorate General for Intellectual Property as the authority responsible for online and offline use in protecting consumers from the danger of counterfeiting," he said in a discussion in Indonesia "in Jakarta on Thursday (11 / 15).
Valentina said that product counterfeiting is a problem for many industries on a global scale.
According to reports by INTA and the International Chamber of Commerce, the global economic value of counterfeiting and piracy is estimated at US $ 2.3 trillion by 2022.
While in Indonesia itself, the results of the Anti-Illegal Counterfeiting (MIAP) survey found that economic losses caused by counterfeit products continued to rise.
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In 2005, economic losses reached Rp.4.41 trillion, and the number accelerated in 2014, which recorded losses up to Rp.65.1 trillion.
As a major e-commerce market, Indonesia has to take anticipatory steps in addressing the circulation of counterfeit / illegal products to protect consumers in Indonesia.
"The development of e-commerce practices indirectly prolongs the circulation of counterfeit / illegal products to consumers," Justisiari P. said. Kusumah, chairman of the MUP.
So the MIAP, he continued, invited the players of the e-commerce sector to actively prevent the circulation of counterfeit / illegal goods.
"E-commerce participants need to implement a system of prevention and evaluation of their partners in order to give priority to consumer interests and to protect the rights of the brand's legitimate owners," Justisiari said.
In the same place, Brigadier General Brigadier general Ablertus Rahmad Vibovo, the Siberian police headquarters, said Indonesia has opened up labor for counterfeit working groups.
This is an attempt to show the international community in which Indonesia is committed to handling counterfeit / illegal products.
"Indonesia has a law that regulates sanctions for the sale of counterfeit goods," he said.