Senate Curbs Counterfeit Defense Parts From China

Law360, New York (November 30, 2011, 7:52 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously agreed to a measure aimed at curbing counterfeit electronic parts in U.S. military equipment, on the heels of a Senate probe revealing bogus Chinese components had crept into the defense supply chain without contractors' knowledge.

Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and John McCain, R-Ariz., sponsored the measure, which would amend the National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2012, a bill the Senate is debating that authorizes defense appropriations.

Lawmakers' push to stop counterfeit goods comes after a Senate Armed Services...
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