Date lodged: 22 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government on provisions in the UK Digital Economy Bill to protect consumers in Scotland from counterfeit electrical goods being sold online.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 1 December 2016
The Scottish Government has had a number of discussions with the UK Government on aspects of the Digital Economy Bill but we have not had any specific discussions over the online sale of counterfeit electrical goods.
Regulations over counterfeit goods are reserved to the UK Government and it would be incumbent on them to take every appropriate opportunity available to enhance the protection of consumers across the UK from the sale of counterfeit goods online.