Combating Counterfeit Products Act Passes and Signed into Law

Industry Minister James Moore has announced the passage of the Combating Counterfeit Products Act (Bill C-8) into law. The new law allows for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to take action to prevent illegal counterfeit goods from entering Canada’s economy. CBSA may now work with businesses and rights holders to identify counterfeit goods at the border and has the power to search for and detain illegal goods, keeping them out of the Canadian marketplace.

The new law helps protect Canadian consumers, retailers and manufacturers, and CSA Group is proud to have been a part in helping to get this bill passed. CSA Group actively supported and participated in lobbying efforts with the Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network (CACN), parliamentary ministers and members, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and U.S. and international efforts to recommend policy for the passage of this Bill, with the aim of enhancing Canada’s intellectual property infringement enforcement regime. We look forward to continuing to work with law enforcement and CACN to combat counterfeit goods.

About CSA Group

CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member-based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. We are an internationally-accredited standards development and testing & certification organization. We also provide consumer product evaluation and education & training services. Our broad range of knowledge and expertise includes: industrial equipment, plumbing & construction, electro-medical & healthcare, appliances & gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world.


December 17, 2014