In dealings within our business, industry is taking notice that current suppliers are performing counterfeit detection and risk mitigation hopefully what that means is that the broker is being transparent, offering the slew of tests which are listed in the AS6081, and getting preparing to get certified to that standard. Its the process that is getting audited. In most cases, the broker is not representing that they are certified for the ability to test components, just that they have the capability to provide risk mitigation, by following the AS6081 standard.
Counterfeit Avoidance Mark Alliance
The United States National Committee through the IECQ has created the Counterfeit Avoidance Mark Alliance. This alliance consists of distributors who possess counterfeit avoidance at its core. This is evident and confirmed by a free database managed by USNC where the certifications are listed. For more information on how to become a member please visit www.counterfeitavoidance.org or contact Ms. Christina Clark at Christina.Clark@ECCCorp.org for a membership application.
You can also contact her by phone at 541-847-2011