30 Apr '12, 12pm

US counterfeit parts crack-down will be felt in Europe

US defence contractors will place requirements on their suppliers, who then place similar demands on their suppliers. “There’s a perception that US regulations such as 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) section. 818 for the detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts is only an issue for American companies, and that they don’t impact firms in Europe, the Mideast and elsewhere,” said Greg Jaknunas, senior product manager, supply chain solutions, at IHS . “However, the impact is beginning to be felt worldwide, as many international companies and global manufacturing facilities can directly participate in the defense supply chain and begin to see customer requests for counterfeit detection and avoidance measures that are flowed down through the supply chain,” said Jaknunas. Jaknunas expects the issue to become an international concern. "In a way, this ...

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