Investigate online mechanisms deployed to exploit consumer demand for new products via unauthorized distribution of grey market
and counterfeit goods
Khalek agreed that the Gulf is struggling to squeeze out grey market
operators because regulators lack the laws and regulations of more sophisticated markets like Europe.
An Apple spokeswoman contacted by news agency would not comment on grey market
sales, which are fuelled by the fact that the iPad is not currently available through official Apple stores outside the United States.
The spokeswoman said: "The problem with the grey market
is that it is much more expensive.
This is how they are described on the grey market
and how they are advertised.
The Ministry of Economy is involved because it believes the grey market
is hampering the growth of locally based companies, he added.
But in recent months, a number of suppliers have voiced their concerns about another strand to the grey market
debate--one that appears to be growing; and one that I do have trouble defending.
Members of the association attended a seminar at which the issues thrown up by the grey market
were discussed in detail.
Now Apple is really trying to bring "prices down to make it non-attractive" to buy from the grey market
Every wholesaler who responded to the survey said they had been approached by importers or suppliers offering them grey market
products, with most saying it was a frequent or daily occurrence.
The turbo Impreza has become a cult classic, said the company, and this has made it a popular car on the grey market
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