Seizures of Counterfeit Components by US Customs in FY2009

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized $4 Million worth of counterfeit electronic components in Fiscal Year 2009.

The counterfeited products were considered critical components used for defense systems and aircraft system, according to a press release by the Aerospace Industries Association.

Source: AIA, “AIA Issues Report on Counterfeit Parts and Threat to the Supply Chain,” PR Newswire, Press Release, March 16, 2011.