How to avoid buying fake clothing and accessories online, in Italy
A report from Italy’s Finanza news agency shows that the country has one of the highest rates of counterfeit products sold online in Europe, and in particular in the Italian market.
According to the report, about one-third of the goods sold on the black market are from abroad, and the main source of the merchandise is counterfeit.
The report states that counterfeit goods have been on the rise in Italy since the mid-1990s, and now account for about 10 percent of all imported goods in Italy.
Ilustrada is the biggest Italian black market, with around 1.6 million fake items, with an estimated value of $100 million.
The black market has a large online presence, with counterfeit goods sold for between €40 and €60, and even counterfeit goods being sold on eBay.
According the report published by Finanza, some 80 percent of the fake goods sold are made by Italian manufacturers.
The Italian government has been cracking down on counterfeiters and has stepped up enforcement, but it is still not easy to identify counterfeit items.
According a report from the National Audit Office, Italian counterfeiters account for more than a third of all counterfeit items, and many of the black markets are not under the supervision of the Italian authorities.