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Grey market sales can be restricted, even if not from Mars

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 @ 12:28 PM | By May Cheng

Grey market goods are the scourge of authorized distributors and manufacturers, since they tend to undercut the authorized channels on price and act as a gateway for counterfeit goods in the supply chain.

Consequently, aggressive manufacturers with a good distributor network tend to want to crack down on the grey market, but feel that they are hamstrung because it is not considered illegal to sell grey market goods in Canada.

Efforts to curb grey market sales have at times included trademark infringement allegations, where the seller...