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Detecting counterfeit electronics & materials – event announced

The Anti-Counterfeiting Forum will be co-hosting the Counterfeit Electronics and Materials Symposium at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, UK, on 14-15 March 2023 alongside the U.S. electronics bodies, SMTA and CALCE. The event will focus on current...

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Counterfeit Covid-19 test kits discovered

Mar 20, 2020

Counterfeiters are the scourge of every supply chain, and unfortunately a pandemic offers many opportunities for unscrupulous traders to pass counterfeit product into a panic-stricken supply chain – exposing users to risk and danger.  

Earlier in the week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Los Angeles International Airport intercepted a package containing suspected counterfeit COVID-19 test kits arriving from the United Kingdom.

CBP Director of Field Operations in Los Angeles, said: “This significant interception, at a time when the U.S. is in the midst of a National Emergency, demonstrates our CBP officers’ vigilance and commitment to ensure dangerous goods are intercepted and not a threat to our communities and our people.”

As a pioneer in the detection of counterfeit electronic components, Astute Electronics commends the actions of these officers – more information here.  https://www.cbp.gov/node/357066

Astute Electronics understands the industry-wide problem of counterfeit electronics components, and we shield our customers from the risk of inferior, counterfeit parts entering their systems through the market-leading Astute Counterfeit Avoidance Programme (ACAP). /expertise/anti-counterfeit-detection/

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