Counterfeits in the Electrical Market: The Fight Goes On

72% of what CBP classifies as Consumer Safety and Critical Technology goods come from China and another 12% from Hong Kong.

The fight to stop the manufacture and sale of counterfeit electrical products involves the whole industry. Electrical distributors, being the primary access point by which legitimate product moves from the manufacturer into the installer’s hands, are uniquely important in attempts to win this fight. Electrical manufacturers are cautiously hopeful that real progress on this front is finally being made.

The true size of the problem is difficult to gauge, but U.S. Customs and

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