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.