Interestingly USBID and IDEA share same management. President or director of both companies are same. Please note that USBID is one of biggest trader of Chinese counterfeits in USA. This company brings in many Chinese counterfeit parts which are tested , relabelled and sold across the world with ISO-9001 certification.
IDEA being part of USBID's operation support business of USBID. My company reported few critical counterfeit parts supplied by USBID to IDEA. But manager of IDEA said , if they act against them, she might loose job. Upon more investigation I found both are same company. So who you are going to report them.
IDEA is formulating certain standards to fight counterfeits, but certainly they are not meant for USBID and its associated companies. I wonder if IDEA will be successful in their venture with these double standards !!!.
Are they really helping the industry or just that they are trying to find good working, functional parts out of counterfeits for USBID, so that they don;t get burned by their suppliers ( please note improvised counterfeits do work but they are pirated or fradulent or substandard).
Beware of USBID-IDEA VENTURE who are biggest smuggler of counterfeits/pirated goods into America and which are inturn sold across the globe.
USBID is listing 1000s of counterfeits on its website icphotos.org, which is being promoted by IDEA.
they also go by following name:
Beware if you buy from these companies you have more chances that you might get Chinese counterfeits packed with american label and ISO-9001 certification coupled with support of their own self floated private certification of IDEA - IDEA STD-1010 ( there is no standard- just helping counterfeiters and smugglers to buy improvised counterfeits).
They are all bogus, illegal , smugglers, soon will be in the eyes of authorities.
They are giant company , with illegal business network, who think they can threaten anyone if any one question them.