MEMA to hold summit on counterfeit parts

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (July 17, 2003) — The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association will hold a seminar on the impact of counterfeit vehicle parts and intellectual property right violations on Oct. 1 in Dearborn, Mich.

MEMA is an association of automotive OE, aftermarket, and heavy-duty vehicle suppliers.

“Counterfeit parts result in lost jobs for workers, safety risks for drivers and passengers, and inferior quality parts,” said Brian Duggan, director of international programs.

He added that the U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that the auto industry could hire 210,000 more workers if the counterfeit auto parts trade disappeared.

The day-long workshop will be held at the Dearborn Hyatt.

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