This year’s DMSMS & Standardization Conference includes a broad variety of panels, briefings and training on the counterfeiting issue. Here is an excerpt from the official agenda…
Status updates from the 26 October ‘Open Cases Reports’.
See the FAR/DFAR page for details.
FAR Case 2013-002: (S) Expanded Reporting of Nonconforming Supplies
Synopsis: Expands Government and contractor requirements for reporting of nonconforming supplies. Partial implementation of section 818 of the NDAA for FY 2012.
Status: 10/18/2012 DARC Director tasked Ad Hoc Team to draft proposed FAR rule. Report due 1/23/2013.
See FAR/DFARS page
“CREATe.org [Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade] today has released a white paper outlining the pervasiveness of counterfeit products within global supply chains. The report, titled Health and Safety Risks from Counterfeits in the Supply Chain, highlights a number of examples where counterfeits have infiltrated supply chains in industries including defense, food, transportation, and pharmaceuticals. …. ”
Internal documents obtained by CBC News call into question the Harper government’s claim that Canadian military equipment is clear of counterfeit Chinese parts discovered in American aircraft, missiles and other weapons.
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 05:34 PM Eastern Standard Time
Subject: ICE-HSI Arrests Two in Connection with Counterfeit Airbags
Yesterday, ICE-HSI and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan announced that two men were arrested and charged with trafficking in counterfeit airbags. That announcement can be found here. ICE and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have issued warnings to consumers regarding the dangers of counterfeit airbags.
Consumers need to be aware of the dangers of counterfeit parts and components that are essential to passenger safety. I applaud the ongoing work of the IPR Center and the Department of Justice to investigate and notify the public about intellectual property crimes that pose significant risks to public safety.
U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator
Executive Office of the President
A recent Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) briefing on “Counterfeit Items Detection & Prevention” includes an assessment of counterfeiting activity discovered within DLA’s supply chain. This assessment could be used to set the foundation for risk-based and application focused approaches to counterfeit avoidance. While industry market analysis tends to report counterfeiting risks associated with a subset of products falling within one Federal Supply Group (electronic components), this analysis covers sixty-nine (69) Federal Supply Groups managed by DLA. The end result is DLA’s assessment of “low”, “moderate” and “high” counterfeiting risk across all of these Federal Supply Groups and 505 Federal Supply Classes falling within these Federal Supply Groups.