The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, today presided over the constitution of the Bureau against Intrusism that will seek to coordinate public and private action to fight against the sale of counterfeits and known as top blanket.
Representatives of five ministries (Industry, Interior, Justice, Finance and Health, Consumption and Social Welfare), the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces, the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (OEMP) and the Municipalities of Madrid, Málaga, Leganés and Sevilla.
Representatives of the business associations Promarca, Andema, the Spanish Confederation of Commerce (CEC) and COAPI participate in the private sector.
Maroto stressed that the table was born with the purpose of being "a forum for debate, communication and exchange of experiences that allow us to jointly address the problem of the illegal sale of counterfeit products, a cross-cutting phenomenon that goes far beyond ordination. commercial".
In Spain, the problem of illegal sales involves the loss of 6,175 million euros a year in sales to the trade, as well as 40,131 jobs, lamented the general director of the OEPM, José Antonio Gil Celedoni
As reported by the Ministry of Industry in a statement, with the constitution of this working group, the Government fulfills the commitment to establish a coordination framework that responds to the concern about the sale of products without guarantees and the demands of the sector of the small and medium proximity trade.
To the Table against the Intrusismo will be incorporated progressively municipalities and other economic and social entities, according to the same source.