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Counterfeits and the "independent distributor"
bpcanada   1/20/2019 2:05:21 PM

The business model of virtually all Independent Distributors (aka brokers) is predicated on NOT revealing the chain of ownership. While admittedly the better players in that space make considerable effort to ensure they are not passing through counterfeits that does not mean that the chain of ownership is transparent. As a substantial part of their business is buying from A for less than they sell to B they do not want B to know who A is (so as to protect their share of the transaction from being eliminated). Changing this reality is non-trivial. Even if legislated in some jurisdiction(s) it would not eliminate the issue as the supply chain is global.

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