Retail Stores Selling Counterfeits in Saudi Arabia

Business leaders in Saudi Arabia state that statistics show that nearly 80 percent of retail stores in the country sell counterfeit goods to its customers. When surveying customers, the business industry found that 20 percent are using counterfeit products in their households. 25 percent of the medicines sold in local markets are counterfeit drugs. Saudi… Continue reading Retail Stores Selling Counterfeits in Saudi Arabia

Car Accidents in India Due to Fake Auto Parts

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India has reported that up to 20 percent of all road accidents that occur in India are due to counterfeit auto parts.  The counterfeiting of parts affected over 400 companies in India. In addition to the fake auto parts, between 5 to 10 percent of products in the pharmaceutical… Continue reading Car Accidents in India Due to Fake Auto Parts

Counterfeit Drugs Market Share in Kenya and the Ivory Coast in 2012

In 2012, up to 30 percent of the drugs sold in Kenya were believed to have been counterfeits, according to the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya. In Ivory Coast, the rate of counterfeit drugs sold was between 20 to 25 percent. Source:  AFP, “Counterfeit medicine trade targets Africa’s poor,” Google News, August 22, 2013.

Counterfeiting Cases Investigated by China in First 7 Months of 2013

In the first 7 months of 2013, police in China conducted over 19,000 anti-counterfeiting cases throughout the country. The Ministry of Public Security reported that the counterfeit products seized and destroyed by the Chinese security service included: Over 5,000 tonnes of counterfeit food and beverages. Two billion counterfeit drugs and tablets. Over 3,100 tonnes of… Continue reading Counterfeiting Cases Investigated by China in First 7 Months of 2013

Seizures of Fake Foods and Counterfeit Goods in Yemen

In the first six months of 2013, authorities in Yemen seized and destroyed over 57 tons of counterfeit and expired foods, counterfeit cosmetics and counterfeit drugs. 581 cases of counterfeiting have been identified by law enforcement, with 522 cases being sent to the Prosecutors office. Amongst the actions taken by officials were seizing  50,000 packs… Continue reading Seizures of Fake Foods and Counterfeit Goods in Yemen

Fake Foods and Medicines Seized in the EU

European Union police agency Europol reported that 28.6 percent of all counterfeit goods seized in 2011 consisted of counterfeit foods and counterfeit drugs. The portion of fake foods and medicines seized in 2011 was up from 14.5 percent in 2010. Source:  Financial Times, “Crime Gangs Look to Clean Up as Europe’s Black Market Balloons,” CNBC,… Continue reading Fake Foods and Medicines Seized in the EU

Counterfeit Drugs in Mexico

An estimated $1.5 Billion worth of counterfeit drugs was reported to have been sold in Mexico in 2008. This latest figure is higher than the previously reported value of $650 Million in 2006. Up to 30 percent of all medicines sold in Latin America are estimated to be counterfeits. (Additional counterfeit goods statistics.) Source:  Miriam… Continue reading Counterfeit Drugs in Mexico

Counterfeit Condoms in China

Police in Central and East China broke up a counterfeit condom production ring that had 4.65 million fake condoms already packaged and ready for shipment. Police also found an additional 1,100 pounds of unpackaged counterfeit condoms at the warehouse. The factory could produce up to 20,000 counterfeit condoms each day. The cost of produce one… Continue reading Counterfeit Condoms in China

Fake Viagra in South Korea

The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency broke up a criminal ring that was selling counterfeit erectile dysfunction drugs in the country. The ring would buy fake Viagra from producers in China for $0.06 (70 South Korean Won) per tablet.  They would then resell the counterfeit drugs to men in South Korea for $0.81 to $0.90 (900… Continue reading Fake Viagra in South Korea