The US National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has commended the efforts of the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for its seizure rate in respect of counterfeit electrical products:
According to CBP, the value of all seized counterfeit
and pirated products for
2008 was nearly $273m (£167m), an increase of 38% over 2007, including a
43% increase in seizures of counterfeit electrical products during 2008 over 2007,
with a total value of almost $23m (£14m) in 2008.
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
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