2 August 2016


China tightens collar on fake peddlers.

State-run Chinese broadcaster Xinhua has reported over 10,000 suspects have been prosecuted with the charge of producing counterfeit goods.

Presiding over a national meeting on counterfeit control, Vice-Premier Wang Yang said 64,000 cases involving fake medicines, construction materials, toys and notably, automobile parts, had been investigated to action the prosecutions.

Of the 10,000 charged, 8,000 received guilty verdicts.

0,000 suspects have been prosecuted with the charge of producing counterfeit goods.

Yang warned the results were ‘only a dent’ in the counterfeit market, with criminals using technology and stealth to evade detection.

Tightened online supervision, an improved tip-off system and a special operation code named ‘Breeze’ will be launched to prevent counterfeit products being exported, with trade fairs and online stores to be the focus of particular scrutiny.


In May of this year police in east China made a bust of over 33,000 fake car parts, with items seized including everything from filters, cables and seals to safety-critical items such as airbags, brake master cylinders and brake pads.

FCAI chief executive officer Tony Weber said the biggest issue when fitting fake parts is a potential compromise to vehicle safety.

“It offers a clear reminder to consumers that just because they see a branded box, bag or label they shouldn’t assume they’re buying a genuine part. The way to avoid safety concerns posed by fake parts is to ensure you or your repairer sources genuine replacement parts from the vehicle maker’s authorised supply chain,” he said.

Genuine Articles

Counterfeit Car Part Market Flourishes Amid Pandemic
2020 saw over 1.7 million counterfeit parts confiscated by a single brand, raising concerns that the Australian motorist could be facing increasing risks on
Counterfeit Off-Road Parts Seized
Four-wheel drive enthusiasts are at risk of being duped by counterfeit ‘strut spacers’ that place vehicles in danger of catastrophic failure. The strut spacers
REPORT: Counterfeit Impacts Expected to Double
The impacts of the global counterfeit market are expected to double by 2022, according to a new report by the Federation of Indian Chambers
$400K in Counterfeit Car Parts Seized
PHILADELPHIA: Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the USA have seized 5,657 counterfeit vehicle parts valued at AUD$400,000. The shipment included vehicle door locks,
Long Weekend Car Check
It seems like any time we plan to hit the road for a long weekend, the weather becomes unpredictable. These brief holiday periods can
Industry Training Leads to Counterfeit Seizures
Australian Border Force (ABF) has confirmed training provided by automotive industry initiative Genuine is Best and Toyota Motor Corporation was pivotal in assisting ABF
Easter Car Safety Check
Easter weather might be the hardest to predict of the year. Torrential downpour? Crisp sunshine? Both? What’s certain for drivers striking out this Easter
Investigation Uncovers Counterfeit Conspiracy
An investigation by Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) initiative Genuine is Best has revealed that dangerous counterfeit car parts are arriving in Australia,
Scroll to Top

Subscribe to get
our latest updates

We use cookies

We want to be Genuine with you. We use cookies to personalise content and ads, provide social media features and to analyse traffic. We will never share your personal information, but we may share data about your use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. (View Terms & Conditions)