Counterfeit products are becoming more prevalent and difficult for the average consumer to distinguish. In 2015, over 8% of the total smart phones sold in the EU – approximately 14 million – were counterfeit. These products present a serious danger to consumers and businesses alike and UL continues to work diligently to combat the issue.
Together with various global organizations, government bodies and police departments, UL’s Global Security and Brand Protection is taking steps toward safeguarding the market. Our anti-counterfeiting efforts focus on three components – education, enforcement, and partnership – which allow us to combat this problem on multiple fronts. At a recent European Parliament briefing, “Consumers and Businesses at Risk: Counterfeit Electrical Products Across Europe.” we had the opportunity to share our expertise in this area while also learning from other organization focused on anti-counterfeiting.
Successfully combating this problem requires help from all sides of the supply and purchase chains. We’re proud to be part of a global effort to educate on the dangers of counterfeit goods while working to keep these goods off the market.