A2C2 Statement on SHOP SAFE Act of 2020

The Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council, Inc. (A2C2), applauds the introduction of the SHOP SAFE Act of 2020. This bill represents an important step toward increasing the accountability and responsibility of e-commerce platforms in preventing the sales of counterfeit goods.

The A2C2 is a collaborative industry group comprised of FCA US, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen Group of America and their subsidiary brands. The group's mission is collaboration among automakers and their partners that strives to eliminate counterfeit automotive components that could harm U.S. consumers.

Since its formation, members of A2C2 have collaborated as an industry to protect U.S. consumers from the dangers of counterfeit automotive parts and accessories. In this effort, the group partners with the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center to look for ways to mitigate the growing threat to public health and safety posed by these counterfeit components. While at times this effort has been tiring and frustrating, we remain optimistic that effective measures to help eliminate counterfeit items from commerce, especially online, can be implemented. This bill represents an important step in that direction.

More information on the SHOP SAFE Act of 2020 is available here.