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Chip Makers Denied Access to Customs Counterfeit Detection Data

By July 11, 2012June 28th, 2021No Comments

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has a policy in place that limits component manufacturer’s access to view photographs of suspected counterfeit components.  A new law is being proposed, H.R. 6012, which would allow component manufacturers to examine these photographs which would enable them to see characteristics of the parts to determine their authenticity.  We are in an all out war to protect the safety of consumers and the government.  Loosening this restriction will help curb the estimated 2 million components that entered into the US in 2010.  To read more see this article.