The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) announces that it has submitted a response to the Department of Defense on the Proposed Rulemaking, DFARS Case 2012-D055. The association commented on six specific areas: definititions, cost accounting standards, safe harbors, traceability, flow down requirements and trusted supplier.
ECIA is the voice of the authorized sellers of electronic components. The association’s membership includes electronic component manufacturers and their authorized distributors and manufacturer's representatives. ECIA membership encompasses manufacturers of all types of electronic components (including semiconductor, passive, connector, and electro-mechanical parts) and authorized distributors accounting for over 90% of the authorized distribution sales in North America.
In writing the association's response, Robin B. Gray, Jr., Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, applauded the Department of Defense for its leadership role in recognizing and acknowledging the threat that counterfeit electronic components represent. "ECIA strongly believes that counterfeit parts constitute a significant threat to the health and safety of U.S. citizens," wrote Gray. "ECIA believes that the most effective method for avoiding counterfeit electronic parts is to purchase these parts from the original manufacturer and their authorized distributors, authorized resellers, and authorized aftermarket distributors and manufacturers."
Visit the ECIA website to review the association's complete response.
About ECIA The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) was formed in 2011 by uniting the National Electronic Distributors Association (NEDA) and the Electronic Components Association (ECA). ECIA members are involved in the development of industry guidelines, EIA technical standards and unique component market statistics reports. The association is a steadfast advocate for the authorized sale of electronic components and operates an exclusive inventory search site for authorized product: www.ECIAauthorized.com. ECIA unites all segments of the electronic components industry in these efforts: manufacturers, authorized distributors and manufacturers representatives. For more information, visit www.eciaonline.org.