Government officials in Cameroon stated that the country losses $2 billion a year due to counterfeit goods and pirated products.
A report by the Voice of America stated that most customers at a market are simply under the assumption that the items the purchase are fakes. One may stated that shoes that he bought lasted just two days.
The textile industry faces the biggest impact with most of the counterfeited fabric entering Cameroon from neighboring Nigeria.
Source: Moki Edwin Kindzeka, “Counterfeiting a Major Problem in Cameroon,” Voice of America, October 31, 2013.