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.
Robb Hammond is the President of AERI and the chair of the Aerospace Industry’s Counterfeit Electronic Components Mitigation Standard for independent distributors, AS6081, which has become one of the industry’s most respected documents, as well as being adopted by the Department of Defense. Robb is one of the foremost thought leaders in the industry on counterfeit detection and speaks regularly at conferences around the globe.