Counterfeiting is no longer just about knock-offs of luxury brand clothes or bags. Counterfeiting has evolved into the copying of all sorts of products
Contrary to the manufacturers of original products, counterfeiters usually do not comply with health and safety regulations. Therefore, counterfeit products can be hazardous to the health and safety of consumers. In addition, the consumers, buyers and importers have no way of finding out if the products meet the particular safety regulations.
Many products are manufactured in such a way that deviations may have fatal consequences for consumers. These products are usually subject to certain standards and authorisations. This is the case with food stuffs, beverages, medicines, hygienic products, toys, electrical components and apparatus, and components for cars and aeroplanes.