This explainer video provides 10 tips that may help you identify counterfeit certificates.
The total number of counterfeited products is estimated to be 3.3% internationally (6.8% in the EU), or approximately USD 509 billion (with the EU at EUR 121 billion) annually (data provided from Trends in Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods, OECD/EUIPO, 2019).
These products use counterfeit certificates and test reports to access markets especially when there is a big need for the product in question. We've seen that clearly during the COVID-19 pandemic with personal protective equipment, sanitizers, ventilators, etc. that were urgently needed in large quantities.