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Investigation into Fake CE Certificates and organised crime

12 June 2020

As we struggle with the widespread presentation of fake documentation, and the polluting effect it is having on the Certification process of PPE, especially respiratory masks BSIF thought it would be timely to share the linked article.

The article is a translation of the Italian article just published. It is written by reporters of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) (see https://www.occrp.org/en/). On the page on CRIME, CORRUPTION, AND CORONAVIRUS there is already an article about masks in Romania. They started looking into the misleading certification in a few Eastern European countries (e.g. Romania), but realised that it is a European wide issue.

They are digging into ECM and ICR Polska mostly, but also the others are of interest to them to get the complete picture. They are also working with people in China to find out how things work there. OCCRP are funded from a variety of sources including some governmental organisations.

The article focuses on the activities of ECM and it should amplify the warnings that we have already put out to the market.