About 10% of all technology or about chf 180 billion of technology products worldwide are considered to be non-authentic. Selling non-functional units, sanded and re-marked units, rejects or relabeled products or components are commonly used techniques.
Only about 20% of countries around the globe have regulations in place to combat counterfeit medical devices development and spread. They are a danger to both public health and patient
From brake pads, to airbags and fuel pumps. Every part of the car could be counterfeited. For these parts there is no inspection process to ensure they meet safety standards. They put the drivers and everyone around them at risk and harm the brand reputations of carmakers.
Authentic aeroplane parts have known performance histories. Counterfeit parts (estimates go as high as 10%) - whether electronic, mechanical or other - enter the aerospace supply chain and can jeopardize the performance, reliability and safety of aerospace products.
1 PwC Fighting Counterfeit pharmaceuticals, 2017