Defense, Technology Experts Say National Policy on E-Waste Exports Needed to 'Choke off' Raw Materials for Electronics Counterfeiters in China

Abstract:This press release from the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling explains that technology and defense experts have expressed support to the US Congress the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act, or RERA (HR 2791, S.2090). The reasoning is that the export of non-functioning or untested electronics is allegedly providing feedstock for counterfeiters in countries like China. These counterfeit electronics could present threats to safety and security, if they were to be used like new components in equipment and fail.

URL: http://www.americanerecycling.org/images/NatSecBriefing_7_15_14_FINAL.pdf

Source: Coalition for American Electronics Recycling

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