Alleging that China regularly uses e-waste to counterfeit electronics while returning these dangerous faux products, including critical military equipment, back into the market, a group of Congressmen on July 1 st introduced legislation to stop the export of electronic waste to the Asian giant. If passed by Congress and signed into law by the President, the Secure E-Waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA) would stop the flow of e-waste from the US and would require domestic recycling of all untested and nonworking electronics, which will also promote the creation of thousands of new jobs in the United States.
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Robb Hammond is the President of AERI and the former 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.