Fighting counterfeit products

30 November 2017

This week EEMUA has been attending the Stainless Steel World Conference in Maastricht, where we presented at a Workshop on fighting counterfeit products.

Counterfeit stainless steel components have caused a large number of incidents in recent years and present an increasing risk in the current cost-constrained business climate. To combat this problem, an integral approach will be needed, involving the entire supply chain and other key stakeholders.

The recent development of ISO 17781 for duplex stainless steels and related alignment of internal standards between end users was discussed. The objective of the Workshop was to explore and propose additional industry initiatives, such as the practices outlined in EEMUA’s  Publication 224, 'A guide to risk-based procurement', that could further mitigate the manufacture and use of counterfeit products.