Counterfeit: Don't Buy Into Organized Crime


Tempe, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/14/2014 -- Voice America Talk Radio Network, Internet broadcasting pioneer, producing and syndicating online audio and video, announced today that Alun Jones, Chief of Communications and Advocacy of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, will join Stan Salot, author, key-note speaker and host of the People to People radio program on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel (http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2242/people-to-people-working-together-for-your-safety) on Tuesday, January 14th, at 2 p.m. Pacific Time.

A new global campaign by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is launched today to raise awareness among consumers of the $250 billion a year illicit trafficking of counterfeit goods. The campaign, titled Counterfeit: Don’t Buy into Organized Crime, informs consumers that buying counterfeit goods could be funding organized criminal groups, puts consumer health and safety at risk and contributes to other ethical and environmental concerns.

Stan Salot, President/CEO of the Hazardous Substance Free (HSF) and the Counterfeit Avoidance Mark Alliance (CAMA), believes that consumers and businesses have the right to know about the potential grave consequences of buying counterfeits. He and his team recently developed the CAMA product mark to provide the solution that consumers & businesses deserve. His interview with Mr. Jones will focus on ways that the Counterfeit Mark Alliance, along with the UNODC campaign, has the potential to inform and empower buyers to make purchasing decisions that exclude the potential of supporting organized crime.

Stan’s guest, Mr. Jones will speak about the campaign, centered around a new Public Service Announcement launched on the NASDAQ Marketsite in New York’s Times Square on 14 January, urging consumers to ‘look behind’ counterfeit goods in a bid to boost understanding of the multi-faceted repercussions of this illicit trade. The costs attached to counterfeiting go beyond manufacturer’s monetary losses, the theft of other people’s ideas and inventions and the overall impact on taxes and customs duties. With significant social, ethical and health consequences, the illicit trafficking of counterfeit goods is a crime which touches virtually everyone in one way or another.

Join Stan to learn how your choice can make a difference by listening to the show. “People to People: Working Together for Your Safety” airs live on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Pacific / 4 p.m. Central / 5 p.m. Eastern Time on The VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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About Stan Salot
Stan Salot has provided national and international leadership in the field of product compliance, corporate social responsibility and industry commitment to superior safety standards for over 30 years. Mr. Salot is a leading expert in business and quality process management. As the President and Chief Executive Officer of the ECC Corporation, which represents the interests of the U.S. industry in the International Electro-Technical Commission Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components (IECQ)? Mr. Salot is a member of several distinctive industry bodies, including the IECQ Chairman’s Advisory Group, the U. S. Technical Advisory Group for Environmental Management Standards (TC-111), the U.S. SAE Working Groups for Counterfeit Mitigation Standards (SAE G-19) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Moreover, he was the chairman of the international IECQ committee which authored the international hazardous substance certification scheme IECQ-HSPM). IECQ HSPM is used by electrical, mechanical, toy and other manufacturers of consumer goods to demonstrate their HSF compliance. Mr. Salot is the current convener of the International Working Group that maintains the International Counterfeit Mitigation Certification Scheme. A frequent guest speaker on radio and Internet TV programs, he is also co- author of “The Hazardous Substance Process Management Handbook” and regularly contributes articles in national and international technical journals and online magazines.

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