The Act states that "contractors" are responsible for avoiding and detecting counterfeit parts, not component manufacturers or distributors. These responsibilities include: avoiding the use of counterfeit parts, the rework or corrective action of counterfeit parts, and many more.
As said by Barbara Jorgensen, EBN Community Editor, component manufacturers should also be responsible for the prevention of distribution of counterfeit or suspect counterfeit parts. Because of waste and recycling regulations, manufacturers must go to an outside source to be destroyed. On the way, parts get diverted and enter the supply chain.
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