PARALLEL & GREY MARKET IMPORTS

Parallel & Grey Market Enforcement

Parallel imports are typically imported goods of a brand intended for a particular country, that is diverted into a different market without the consent of the brand owner.  These are not counterfeit products, but simply goods intended for sale elsewhere. This practice is also referred to as the sale of “grey market goods.” 

Parallel imports: Not intended to be sold

Parallel Imports are typically the result of unscrupulous distributors/re-sellers that are willing to exploit price differentials by selling a brands goods at a discount into markets that the brands goods sell at a higher price. So for instance, a brand may sell a product in Mexico for a lesser price, but can sell that product in the U.S. for a much higher price, therefore making more money from diverting the goods to another country.

How to stop parallel imports

 

Amazon & Ebay are rife with parallel imports from other countries, posing as U.S. made products. Our “Intelligence Driven Technology” is able to quickly find these items and identify the real identities of the sellers. Once identifed we are able to get them permanently removed. Through, additional investigative and legal strategies we can help the brand track down the source of the leaked grey market products.

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