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  • Feb 09, 2019

The Anti-Counterfeiting Forum’s 10th Annual Seminar, which is to be held on Wednesday 20th March 2019 at BAE Systems Park Centre in Farnborough, Hampshire, promises to prove to be valuable to both those new to the threat who are looking for an introduction to the topic and more experienced professionals in counterfeit mitigation practices to bring them up to date in the latest developments as the presentations confirmed so far include a wealth of new and topical material.

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'Is the threat of fraudulent and counterfeit electronic components about to get worse?

  • Jul 03, 2017

The influence of component obsolescence on counterfeiting has been well publicised.

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Are you getting what you’ve paid for?

  • May 31, 2017

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BRE Global turns up heat on cable CE marking as deadline looms

  • May 16, 2017

Manufacturers risk losing out on trade opportunities with Europe without appropriate CE marking for their cable products, says BRE Global, a UK leader in fire, security and environmental testing and certification of construction products.

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Increased responsibilities for cable distributors under low voltage directive revision

  • Mar 08, 2017

BASEC to offer direct support to manufacturers, importers and wholesalers on LVD requirements

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LIA to launch industry-wide market surveillance initiative

  • Mar 08, 2017

The LIA initiative, which kicks off in 2017, aims to create a real differential to ensure the market, has access to compliant and quality lighting products.

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BASEC advises cable manufacturers and distributors at MEE exhibition how to be CPR ready

  • Mar 08, 2017

The British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC), the international leader in test and certification services for energy, data and signal cables and ancillary products, will be advising cable manufacturers and distributors exporting construction cable into the EU about the imminent Construction Products Regulation (CPR) for cables deadline, at this year’s Middle East Electricity Exhibition (MEEE).

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Online campaign delivers sub-standard cable message

  • Mar 08, 2017

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has developed an online video campaign to highlight the dangers and problems contractors and installers can face with sub-standard cable.

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Cable falls foul by claiming BASEC approval

  • Jun 30, 2016

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has been alerted to a batch of low smoke flex, found with a `BASEC approved’ sticker on its packaging that is not BASEC approved and this has been brought to BASEC’s attention.

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Guard against fakes, says ESCO

  • Mar 31, 2016

ESCO’s latest anti-counterfeiting forum highlighted some of the problems facing those procuring hard to get components.

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A shock to the system for new MP’s

  • Mar 24, 2016

Leading safety charity, Electrical Safety First, is delighted the Government has acknowledged the importance of its campaign against dangerous electrical items - recently highlighted by media headlines around damage caused by white goods such as tumble-dryers and gadgets such as hoverboards.

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BASEC cable testing

  • Mar 22, 2016

With the terms LSF and LSHF often interchanged due to the misconception that they are acronyms for the same thing, the ACI is telling contractors and installers to be cautious of cable labelled or described as LSF as this does not mean “halogen-free”.

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