The Toronto Star is reporting that a Toronto-area mall is one of the most notorious sources of pirated and counterfeit goods in the world.
If you live in the Markham area you may have visited Pacific Mall – or as the locals call it PMall. Pacific Mall, a predominantly Chinese-Canadian shopping centre in Markham was recently named the worst offender (of selling counterfeit and fake goods) by the U.S. Office of the Trade Representative in it’s annual review of “notorious markets.”
According to the Toronto Star, The U.S. government says sales of counterfeit goods at Pacific Mall are “sprawling and pervasive” and the vendors that operate at Pacific Mall “operate largely with impunity (as) requests for assistance from local law enforcement have reportedly gone unanswered.”
The report outlines a major list of items that are counterfeited at the mall include cosmetics, sunglasses and perfumes, which can pose a risk to the public health and safety.
Source: Toronto Star
Do You Shop at Pacific Mall?