Hertfordshire Trading Standards has helped St Albans Market become the third market in the county to sign up to a national pledge to help fight counterfeiting and promote fair trade.
The Real Deal National Charter was launched in 2009 by the Industry Trust for Intellectual Property Awareness to help keep traders in counterfeit goods out of UK markets.
Officials from St Albans City and District Council received a certificate of achievement recognising their work in keeping counterfeit goods out of the market at a special Real Deal launch event today (Wednesday 6 March).
Hertfordshire County Councillor Richard Thake, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, said: “We are very pleased to be able to support the Real Deal initiative and help St Albans Market achieve the chartered status. It is a great way to give shoppers the confidence that what they are buying from the market is real and not a potential dangerous fake.
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Also see http://www.realdealmarkets.co.uk
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