The category for electrical products represented 8% of all seizures and ranked fifth among all product categories of counterfeit goods seized. Counterfeit electrical products seized included power adaptors, extension cords, circuit breakers, batteries and lighting products - most coming from China and Hong Kong.
US Customs is working collaboratively with intellectual property rights holders to identify inbound shipments of suspect product shipments. NEMA and its members have worked to educate and train port officials at the ports, as well as the Washington, D.C.-based IPR Enforcement Centre about counterfeit electrical products, so as to assist in their border protection efforts.
NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. BEAMA is NEMA's counterpart in the UK. BEAMAInstallation has produced its 'Counterfeit Kills' DVD/CD, which explains the issues, the dangers and the measures that can be taken against counterfeiting. This website is owned by BEAMAInstallation and its member companies and produced in association with Voltimum UK (www.voltimum.co.uk).
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'Counterfeit Kills - Protect Yourself' DVD, call 020 7793 3013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org