Sub-Saharan Africa

Counterfeits are not produced to any significant degree in Africa; they are primarily manufactured in Asia, particularly China. However, a disproportionately high percentage of counterfeit shipments – where genuine products can be mixed with other goods, sometimes with false or incomplete transport documents – are destined for Africa, either directly or via ports such as Karachi, Dubai or Hong Kong, which are often used to re-route counterfeit products in order to disguise their origin.

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