“As the industry works to keep American's cars on the road by providing quality replacement parts and accessories,” the letter stated, “counterfeiting hurts our industry's image and can give the false impression that imported aftermarket parts are not reliable. When counterfeiters sell products using our members' brand names, they steal income from legitimate companies, cause consumers to question the reliability of these brands and threaten consumer safety.
“They also threaten the flow of legitimate trade, as counterfeiting cases raise the level of scrutiny on aftermarket products, causing additional burdens and delays.”
Its members, the ACA continued — “many of whom have a presence in China — are committed to coordinated efforts targeting the individuals responsible for the introduction of counterfeit parts into the global economy.
“In recent years, our members have conducted these operations in conjunction with the Chinese Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC) and the Chinese Public Security Bureau (PSB).