Northumberland County Council has signed the national Real Deal campaign to illustrate its commitment to ensuring safe, fair and legal markets across the county and protecting shoppers from fake goods.
The council will benefit from working together with traders, industry groups, copyright and trademark owners and other local authorities to tackle the problems associated with counterfeit and pirated goods.
At the heart of the Real Deal campaign is a national markets’ charter which sets out key principles for market operators, trading standards and industry and trademark representatives to sign up to and abide by.
Northumberland County Council trading standards and neighbourhood services teams have worked with market traders across the county to meet the requirements of the charter, which will be displayed at all of the markets it manages in Northumberland. All traders have been provided with information about Real Deal and asked to sign up to a code of practice.
Real Deal is supported by Crimestoppers and Consumer Direct as well as several big business names. More information is here: www.realdealmarkets.co.uk.
Information about fake goods on sale in Northumberland should be reported to Consumer Direct on 08454 04 05 06.
For more information about markets in Northumberland visit www.northumberland.gov.uk/markets or phone 0845 600 6400.
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